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A number of residents of the Cabo San Lucas and Redford residences protested outdoors the Houston Housing Authority on Monday.

HOUSTON — Residents of two southeast Houston residences with a historical past of points are protesting what they name a wrongful eviction from items in “deplorable” situations.

The Cabo San Lucas residence advanced and the Redford residences are positioned on reverse sides of the Gulf Freeway, each not removed from Passion Airport.

Dozens of tenants joined a caravan to the Houston Housing Authority headquarters Monday to protest the continued points. Some mentioned they skilled points from day certainly one of transferring in.

“Instantly as soon as I moved to the Redford, I bought held at gunpoint going to test my mailbox,” mentioned Natishia Myles who’s been residing on the Redford for 2 and a half years. 

She mentioned she’s going through a wrongful eviction although she’s receiving housing help.

Annoyed tenants have submitted a letter to the Houston Housing Authority and a number of other different teams, together with the Coalition for the Homeless.

“We have now suffered from the extreme and uninhabitable situations of those residence complexes since our arrival,”  the letter reads. “The impression of residing in these residences didn’t enhance our lives, however worsened them with out significant alternatives to file complaints or to be relocated by your packages.”

Residents declare they’ve handled points like bodily assault by employees, mailboxes tampered with, charged lease and utility charges whereas on a housing program, confronted eviction whereas nonetheless actively on a housing program, frequent electrical energy and water shutoffs, giant holes in ceilings from water harm, non-functioning A/C throughout excessive warmth, and lots of extra.

“Many individuals are recipients of housing help, and as inexpensive housing advocates, we firmly consider there needs to be transparency and accountability in terms of the recipients of those funds being Cabo San Lucas and the Redford,” mentioned Taylor Laredo, with the non-profit group Texas Housers, that organized Monday’s rally.

The Houston Housing Authority despatched KHOU a press release saying whereas they do not personal or handle the properties, they’re deeply involved by the problems tenants are going through.

“The Houston Housing Authority (HHA) exists to supply inexpensive properties and companies to greater than 60,000 low-to-middle revenue Houstonians. HHA acknowledges the considerations raised by the Southeast Tenant Info Group relating to the reviews of deplorable residing situations on the Cabo San Lucas and Redford residence complexes. Whereas the HHA doesn’t personal or handle both of those properties, we, too, are deeply involved in regards to the situations reported and are dedicated to helping our shoppers to make sure their items are inspected and meet the standard customary of liveable and sanitary situations. Moreover, in response to the wrongful eviction of households from the abovementioned properties, the Houston Housing Authority has taken motion previous to the protest right now: the HHA group has been working diligently to help affected households by re-housing them to dignified and safe residing preparations, prioritizing their well being, security, and well-being. When our shoppers have encountered such challenges previously, HHA has quickly responded to make sure our shoppers wants had been met instantly and immediately. HHA stays dedicated to its shoppers and can proceed to work diligently to mitigate any wrongful evictions and take away them from unacceptable residing preparations. Our main focus is on discovering housing options that profit each our shoppers and the communities we serve.”

Myles mentioned the cash being paid ought to go in the direction of fixing the continued issues at these residences.

“In the event you’re offering cash for the scenario then do what you’re speculated to be doing, and that’s not being achieved,” she mentioned. “We’re asking to be listened to and to. Not be handled like animals.”

Texas Housers mentioned the tenants shall be assembly with the Houston Housing Authority within the coming weeks.

A spokesperson for the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County tells KHOU in a part of a press release, “We’re glad to analyze the difficulty(s) if they’re residing in one of many housing packages of The Method Dwelling and the yare keen and capable of share their info with us.”

“Earlier than a shopper is moved into any of The Method Dwelling’s housing packages, a rigorous inspection is completed to make sure their residence meets Housing High quality Requirements (HQS). This could imply on the time the shoppers moved in, their items handed inspection. It’s potential that with new house owners, new administration, or for different causes, the properties deteriorated over time or had much less assets invested in them,” the assertion mentioned.

KHOU additionally reached out to the property administration firms for the Cabo San Lucas and Redford complexes for remark.

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