The home of a handicapped Veteran in DESPERATE need of repair

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Allow me to introduce a Wake County Veteran. He attended elementary and high school here in Wake County. He , his wife, and mentally handicapped son live in a home built in 1946 and its desperately in need of some repairs.Carolina Veterans Support Group, Inc.

Carolina Veterans Support Group, Inc.

Rain turns this into a deep puddle and muddy. The path to my van is difficult and very painful to my back.

Carolina Veterans Support Group, Inc.

Roof is brittle and leaks to the point of internal water damage and possible electrical dangers.

Carolina Veterans Support Group, Inc.

Rear door unsafe because walking presents the risk of falling, on stairs and the concrete patio, which is cracked and uneven. My chair will not acess the patio but at speed which is very painful and bad for the chair.

Carolina Veterans Support Group, Inc.

Carolina Veterans Support Group, Inc.

I spend most of my time in my shop and it has no protection for my chair and cannot be entered with my wheelchair.

Carolina Veterans Support Group, Inc.

The power cables are ratty and the service is only 60 amp. Outlets are mostly 2 prong and several have burned out. Repairs are touchy due to brittle insulation inside metal shielding.

Carolina Veterans Support Group, Inc.

Leaks have damaged the ceilings in both the Pantry and Living Room.In the Pantry rain water has fallen on the water heater and filled these light bulbs.

Carolina Veterans Support Group, Inc.

Ceiling is falling and I do not know what the leak has done to the wiring in the wall.

Carolina Veterans Support Group, Inc.

Ceiling tile damage is over full width of house and some tiles are coming loose.

Carolina Veterans Support Group, Inc.

House is settling and walls are cracking and rear door no longer fits in frame. The damage is through the hardwood floors and runs across the whole house.

Carolina Veterans Support Group, Inc.

This the only HVAC, heat is accomplished by use of space heaters which cooks the internal wiring even though it is not grounded.

Carolina Veterans Support Group, Inc.The front room is as far as my chair can go within the house.

Carolina Veterans Support Group, Inc.

House settling has all but made the rear door unable to be closed is also splitting the door.

Front door is falling apart and so narrow that the chair has caused damage.

Carolina Veterans Support Group, Inc.

There are several incidents of exposed wiring as well as fixtures of unknown intent. The turn to use this bathroom is impossible for my wheelchair.

Carolina Veterans Support Group, Inc.

The main bathroom remains risky and difficult to use and unfinished after another group came and repaired the floor.

Carolina Veterans Support Group, Inc.

This shower cannot be used because the tile leaks through to the crawl space yet the water still flows in when the washing machine empties. All the houses drains constantly slow and while the pressure is very low, the pipes are constantly developing leaks both on the high pressure lines and drains.

One hot water leak ran for a month before discovery and created a mold problem still unresolved.

Carolina Veterans Support Group, Inc.

Kitchen is completely inaccessible, too small and narrow, for my chair. Door is too narrow and the floor is uneven.

Carolina Veterans Support Group, Inc.

Fan fixture is loose and unsafe in dressing room which cannot be accessed by wheelchair.