It appears some residents of a Brooksville housing community may soon have to move.
Summit Villas and Hillside Estates will probably be history soon. The Brooksville Housing Authority got the OK from federal officials to relocate residents living in both complexes.
Housing officials say the apartments are run down and some are unsafe. Instead of spending millions to fix them, the plan is to find new homes for the people who live there.
Summit Villas is in the 500 block of Dr. M.L. King Jr. Boulevard, just west of Hale Avenue. Hillside Estates sits on U.S. Hwy 41 and Good Neighbor Trail. Half of the property is wooded and undeveloped.
Susan Cook will miss her apartment, but she is OK with the plan as long as everything is handled well.
"I’ve been here for over two years now, and I have a good rapport with the tenants here," she said. "So am I going to miss the tenants here? Yes, because we won’t all be put in the same place."
Housing officials say residents will continue to get assistance and even get moving expenses.
They also say residents could start moving out this summer or by the end of the summer.
So what will happen to the housing complexes? Well, officials say they could be demolished, sold or turned over to the Hernando County Housing Authority. That decision will be made later.