Three Alarm Fire Windsor House Apartments November 2, 2010, managed by Borger Management
Crystal Meth explosion February 2012 1630 R Street also managed by Borger Management.
Windsor House Apartments Fire November 2, 2010:
No Sprinklers in the Apartments;
Alarms did not sound until a resident discovered the fire and pulled the old red fire alarm;
Videos of the 3 alarm fire.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfNI-KKm1SA
Please note that some residents declined to go on record with the press but informed them they were basically “homeless,” and that Borger Management would not provide temporary housing for them or vouchers. Borger stopped paying for temporary lodging shortly after the fire, leaving 9th floor residents to fend for themselves.
Exercise caution before signing a lease at Windsor House Apartments and due diligence when considering signing a lease at another property managed by Borger Management;
Location Location is irrelevant if fire occurs and no sprinklers in apartment and alarms don't sound on their own;
If a student, talk to your parent(s), college or university counselor before signing a lease, after viewing the videos and the content of this posting.
Ask if the ceilings contain “friable asbestos material"
Again, there are no sprinklers in the apartments at Windsor House Apartments. There was a Crystal Meth explosion in 1630 R Street also managed by Borger Management
9th floor Windsor House Residents’ complaints too numerous for one posting;
Borger Management kept 9th floor tenants out of our apartments from November 2, 2010 through late March 2011, claiming asbestos abatement in progress, called into question when given access to our apartments. 9th floor residents’ emails complain that Borger did not treat them well; property was stolen from their apartments; property was tossed out into the halls, with items missing/stolen. Again, videos: Listen to the reporter.
Again, Crystal Meth explosion 1630 R Street also managed by Borger Management. Borger was reportedly less than helpful with the residents.
How does someone operate a crystal meth lab in a fairly nice apartment complex without management's knowledge? The residents there had to form their own Google room to teach one another about crystal meth, potential harm from vapors, etc.
From November 2, 2010 through March 24, 2011, my State Farm insurance adjuster and I were prohibited from entering the building and/or accessing my apartment. Why? According to Borger and Windsor, there was something on the floor. Then, there was something else. Then, Borger/Windsor House informed 9th floor residents that it was too dangerous for us to enter our apartments because they had covered broken windows with plywood, rendering it unsafe for me and/or my insurance adjuster to enter until they had replaced the windows and were awaiting custom made replacements.
Insurance adjusters enter homes ravaged by fire, flood, hurricanes, etc.
Then they decided it was due to asbestos and the need for an abatement, as the fire had dislodged asbestos on the 9th floor. March 11, 2011, Borger Management sends out a memo indicating that 9th floor residents may now access their apartments and their belongings. They gave us all until March 31, 2011, basically two weeks, to rearrange all of our schedules and jobs and responsibilities and remove our personal items from our apartments that Borger and Windsor House had held hostage since November 2, of the previous year. The e-mail exchanges of 9th floor residents indicate Borger Management and Senior Staff harassment, theft of property from their apartments once given access, and one resident noted his belongings had been tossed out into the hallway, with several items missing/stolen. So, November 2, 2010 through March 24, 2011, I had no access to my belongings.
My father was in the hospital bleeding out during a good portion of this and sadly died in April 2011 making it too late for me to retrieve photos or videos or anything from that apartment to use at his wake and/or funeral.