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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Housing Authority has been trying to figure out how to make its communities like Creekwood safer. Today showed there’s still a ways to go in finding a solution.

Creekwood residents we spoke with today say that this may have been avoided if their concerns had been met. At a recent safety meeting Creekwood residents asked for more patrols in their community, but were told Wilmington Police only had six officers to cover the eight WHA properties.

WHA Board Chair Jeff Hovis says the authority is looking into increased security measures, but these things take time to implement.

“Once again it’s people who don’t live here causing the problems, but there are, it’s a very small amount of people that may be letting those people into this residence, and they can know we will go through whatever process to get them out of here,” Hovis said.

There are security cameras in Creekwood, but many of them are out of service.

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