To the Editor: For the last few years, residents of the Stony Run Apartments have been under attack.
We are five tenants of the hundreds who call Stony Run home, but we have all experienced skyrocketing rents and the rapid deterioration of the property. Our homes have been passed from one owner to the next. Stony Run’s current landlord is Aker Companies, who has illegally increased some rents by as much as 70 percent. While they were prioritizing building a dog park and fitness center, many apartments were flooding and becoming ridden with mold.
Last fall, the five of us decided that enough was enough. With the support of For the Many, we formed the Stony Run Tenants Union and traveled to Aker’s office to deliver our concerns. Since then, our landlords have periodically met with us for negotiations and updates on the property. They have completed many urgent repairs and even reversed some monthly fees.