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Residents in Cleveland and East Cleveland believe their city building and housing departments must respond more quickly to hazardous building issues.

Marvin Porter of East Cleveland, owner of Satellite Cleaners, showed a decrepit building right next door to his Hayden Avenue business.

Porter showed us how a sinkhole has caused a significant section of the building foundation to collapse, exposing the basement and support structure below.

Porter is concerned an entire wall from the three-story structure will fall on the building that houses his business.

“This is a real hazard, something must be done as soon as possible,” said Porter. “East Cleveland housing inspectors have come out, but how long will it take for them to respond?”

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