Rise’s staff is working diligently with the City of Jennings to rectify all outstanding issues and safety concerns at Fairview Village, and we have made significant progress toward our goal of getting our residents back to an environment that offers the quality of life they deserve.
St. Louis – May 23, 2023–On December 25, 2022, a pipe burst at Fairview Village Senior Living apartments in Jennings- a property maintained by Rise Community Development. We immediately took steps to ensure the safe transition of all affected residents to temporary housing at a local hotel. Our asset manager, Nicole McKoy, and president, Terrell Carter, have been in regular contact with our residents and their representatives. We are doing everything possible to meet their personal needs during this difficult time.
We understand that the unfortunate incident in December disrupted our residents’ lives. Please know we are working diligently with the City of Jennings to rectify all outstanding issues and safety concerns at Fairview Village, and we have made significant progress toward our goal of getting our residents back to an environment that offers the quality of life they deserve.
Terrell Carter, Executive Director
Rise has hired a Social Worker to provide social and emotional support while making connections to community resources for all residents of Fairview Village Apartments. Rochelle began contacting residents on the week of April 24, 2023 to check-in and schedule appointments for a needs assessment. If you have not been contacted by Rochelle or require assistance, please send an email to:
Engaging with social work support is 100% voluntary.
Transportation Assistance for Fairview Village Seniors
The City of Jennings has made transportation available only to the residents staying at Hilton Garden Inn, 4450 Evans Place Drive.
Round-trip transportation is available on Wednesdays, 9am – 3pm to the following locations:
o Post office
o Fairview Village
There are 15 seats and 2 spaces for wheelchairs on the bus. If anyone rides a scooter, then only one motorized scooter can be accommodated on the bus instead of 2 wheelchairs.
If you are a resident staying at Hilton Garden Inn and would like transportation, please see Rochelle in the lobby before Tuesday at 12pm to sign-up.
If you have any questions, you may contact Jennings Recreation Department at 314.388.3040.
We encourage all residents to utilize dial-a-ride resources, like Metrolink call-a-ride, to arrange for transportation at your convenience. You may also use the link for additional transportation resources provided by The Society: https://slsbvi.org/transportation-options/. Hard copies of transportation resources will be made available to residents at Hilton Garden Inn.
Accessing Fairview Village While the Building is Condemned
If you are a resident and would like access to your apartment, property management is providing escort to resident units on the unimpacted (North) side and 3rd floor of the building on Wednesday and Fridays from 9am to 5pm. Residents will be given a maximum of 30 minutes to retrieve personal items and then escorted out of the building. The only exception to this rule is if you are relocating from Fairview Village and need to pack-up your unit. Escorts will be provided by appointment only and residents must wear protective gear while in the building, due to construction. Please call 314-201-9208 to arrange your visit to the building.
For safety reasons escorts to the impacted South side of the building is not possible while the building remains condemned and/or under construction. If you have any questions or need to retrieve an item from your impacted unit, please contact the property office for assistance. If you have any questions regarding lease termination, rent abatement, or proof of residency, you may contact the property manager at 314-201-9208 Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Due to high call volumes, we ask that you be patient and leave a message for property management to return your call within 24 hours.
Since January 2023, Rise has been working with the city of Jennings to meet safety requirements to allow re-occupancy of the unimpacted units on the North side & 3rd floor of the building. We had a final re-occupancy inspection scheduled for the north side and 3rd floor on March 17, 2023 at 9am but was informed by the city of Jennings that an internal decision had been made that they will not allow any portion of Fairview Village to be re-occupied until the South side repairs have been completed and inspected. We continue to work towards meeting the requirements for re-occupancy, as designated by the City of Jennings. All residents will be contacted with instructions to return to the building once we receive clearance from the city of Jennings to re-occupy Fairview Village senior apartments.
Repairs and Restoration of Fairview Village
Repairs to the impacted South side of the building began on May 17, 2023. We are working with the contractor to determine a realistic timeframe in which all repairs will be made. We will advise residents when that timeline has been determined.
Please contact Rochelle at [email protected] for relocation assistance if this timeline does not work for you. Rise has committed to paying for residents’ moving expenses up to $550 with proper receipts from a moving company. Please contact Rochelle for details.
Residents will be contacted with instructions to return to the building once we receive clearance from the city of Jennings to re-occupy Fairview Village.
City of Jennings Emergency Relief Funding
While residents wait to return home to Fairview Village, the city of Jennings has made emergency funds available for each displaced resident. To apply for these funds, you must go to Jennings City Hall to complete an application. You will need to present ID, a copy of your utility bill, and a resource letter to certify the current condemned status placed on Fairview Village. You may collect your resource letter from the property management office on Wednesdays and Fridays. This letter can be used to access any available social services or insurance resources available to residents given their temporary displacement.
There were several residents unable to collect their Emergency Relief Funding checks because the city could not find record of their occupancy permit. Rise responded by arranging unit inspections by the City of Jennings to have missing permits issued. The City of Jennings conducted permit inspections on April 14, 2023. All except one unimpacted unit passed inspection. Repairs to the unit will be made and proof submitted to the City of Jennings, so that permits can be issued. Rise has paid all fines, inspection, and permit fees to resolve this matter.
Please contact the property office at 314-201-9208 if you have any additional questions regarding access to Fairview Village.
You may contact Rise at 314-333-7010 for all other questions and concerns. Please leave a message and someone will return your call within 48 hours.