Residents in Stakeford say problems with crime and antisocial behaviour are not improving, one year on.
Last July a petition was given to the council by a number of people living near Riversdale House, who were fed up of the state of the area.
It claimed that drugs were rife and the elderly were scared of sitting in their gardens due to the constant police presence.
Empty apartments were left open to vermin and the area around was used as a dog toilet with flytipping and soiled sanitary products.
At a meeting on Monday the Castle Morpeth Local Area Council sounded positive about the progress made.
Head of housing and public protection Phil Soderquest said: “As of June 24, one agent is managing 26 of the 30 flats and is applying proper vetting procedures.
“We continue to monitor it, but there have been no fly-tipping reports since the last update six months ago and police said reports had gone down in recent months."
However the 10 residents who attended disagreed, the meeting heard that one tenant was "shifted from Blyth" and let his brother live with him despite being ordered to live alone, had carried out a burglary of a nearby house, so it’s "not very good vetting".
Mr Soderquest will report back to the September meeting of the local area council.