Displaced residents return to flooded Albany apartment building

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Nearly 74 residents of Parkview Apartments in Albany are back home after being displaced for two weeks.
They were displaced due to a power outage. Some people had to bounce around hotels the last few weeks while they were displaced.

Around lunch time Wednesday, CDTA buses dropped off those were displaced back to Parkview.
It was in early February when water got into the main electric. This caused a major electrical failure.
Electricians worked the last two weeks to restore power.

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Faruk Heto is the Assistant Vice President of Property Managment for CRM Rental Management. That’s the company that manages Parkview Apartments.
He says crews had to build electrical tap boxes from the ground up, which was not an easy task.

While the tenants have returned home, not everyone is happy. Some say they have cold water.

Heto says he is aware that some people have hot water, while others do not have hot water. He says they are working to address the problem. Heto says the living conditions for their tenants is something they take very seriously.

A lady who didn’t want to be identified showed us her apartment on the 11th floor.
She was one of the people who was displaced. Inside her unit, the electricity was on and she had hot water.

Jonathan Hunter spoke with residents about what it’s like to be back home, and also has reaction from the property manager, starting Live at 4 and on WNYT.com.