More than a year after fire, Dekalb Avenue apartments get renovations

(1/4/04) NORWOOD - In the summer of 2002, 8-year-old Jashawn Parker died in a fire at 3569 Dekalb Avenue. Since then, the original owners, members of Quest Management, have lost control over the building.

City officials awarded control to the Bedford Fordham housing corporation. Members of Bedford Fordham began making improvements but were forced to stop when Quest officials filed a suit against them. In a new development, residents of the building say Quest officials lost the court case, and renovations have resumed.

Residents also say they are given temporary apartments while the renovations are being done, but the apartment where 8-year-old Jashawn Parker lived is still empty.

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