The Housing Authority of Winston-Salem (HAWS) is facing a possible delay in repairing one of its buildings.

Residents have been urging the city to address the living conditions at Crystal Towers. HAWS Executive Director Kevin Cheshire says he remains hopeful repairs for one of the two elevators at the building will be completed by Thursday. But a new header is needed to finish that work.

"I'm hoping that we're still on track for completion later this week, but it's all going to depend on how quickly that part arrives and can be finished," Cheshire says.

The second elevator is expected to take eight to ten weeks to fix after the first is completed, and is planned to be done by early February.

Cheshire says once that's finished there will be a full assessment of the building as they begin reviewing all of their properties.

"We didn't get here overnight and we're not going to fix it overnight," he says. "But we're going to continue to work, and do everything we can to invest in these facilities and ensure they're sustainable over the intermediate and long term."

The assessment will help HAWS create a redevelopment plan for Crystal Towers.

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