The company behind Silver Oaks Apartments operates 10 more properties in Tampa Bay. We want to hear from those residents

As local officials take action at the troubled property, CL calls on other tenants under Cambridge Management to speak up.

click to enlarge The sign above the leasing office at Silver Oaks Apartments in East Tampa. - JUSTIN GARCIA
Justin Garcia
The sign above the leasing office at Silver Oaks Apartments in East Tampa.

Over the past couple weeks, the problems at Silver Oaks Apartments in East Tampa have been made disturbingly clear.

Local officials are stepping in to address the problems there, which include collapsing ceilings, black mold and rodent infestation. But Cambridge Management company also operates 10 other complexes besides Silver Oaks in the Tampa Bay area, according to its website.

Creative Loafing Tampa Bay is looking for residents of any of the below apartment complexes to come forward if they have concerns about their living conditions. You can email me at [email protected].

Or, if you wish to submit anonymously, you can contact us here.

Cambridge Management apartment complexes in Hillsborough County:
Cambridge Management apartment complexes in Pinellas County:
This afternoon, after more than a week and several requests for comment on the situation at Silver Oaks, "BoardroomPR" sent an email saying that the quote below should serve as Silver Oak's management's response:
“The safety and wellbeing of our residents is our #1 priority at Silver Oaks. As soon as ownership learned of the deferred maintenance and moisture related issues, management was immediately instructed to fix these units as well as any other deferred maintenance problems that may exist. Maintenance matters of this nature can be caused by internal or external leaks as well as air conditioners not being run. Very important, our management company’s routine housekeeping inspections were paused as a result of the CDC ‘s COVID-19 guidance, but they have been resumed. Regular housekeeping inspections can help to identify potential or lingering maintenance concerns in addition to ensuring management is promptly responding to resident maintenance requests. We hope to rectify the existing issues in a timely manner and expect these issues to be eliminated going forward. We encourage our residents to immediately report any problems with their units.”

About The Author

Justin Garcia

Justin Garcia previously wrote for the USA Today Network, The Economic Hardship Reporting Project, Scalawag Magazine, and various other news outlets. When he's not writing, Justin likes to make music, read, play basketball and spend time with loved ones. 


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