Why are managers changing hundreds of locks?

Posted at 5:29 PM, Feb 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-04 19:20:08-05

CINCINNATI – Some residents of a Winton Hills apartment complex said they’ve been living in danger and fear as their landlord began changing their locks, but wouldn’t say why.

Findlater Gardens is managed by the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority. Residents said workers have been changing locks to the homes of the 600 families there.

Residents said they believed a maintenance worker had sold some keys or was entering homes. There have been numerous break-ins recently, they said.

Officials didn’t say what the reason was. A property manager couldn’t tell a reporter why the locks were being changed. The housing authority officials to whom a reporter was directed said they didn’t know the locks were being changed.

However, letters sent to residents from the housing authority stated that their keys and locks would change Thursday and Friday.

The housing authority manages more than 5,300 units. Residents of the Winton Terrace complex, which is also managed by the authority, said their locks were also being changed, but they had been given no explanation.