Troy apartment building evacuation nearing one month mark
July 22 marks one month since 135 people were forced out of Harbour Point Gardens Apartments in Troy. Meantime, the owner is due to appear in court, next week.
This is to respond to 12 appearance tickets related to the complex, reported NewsChannel 13’s Subrina Dhammi.
The 135 people – along with three-dozen cats and dogs – were forced out on June 22.
Five units are clear for tenants to return. Two of those five units are occupied again.
This news comes one day after there was a lengthy city council hearing on the issues at Harbour Point.
The city found issues with the bowing brick facade and cited a safety concerns.
Eric Spinner, the tenant president for Harbour Point, was one of the people evacuated. Only seven people have been allowed to return home, he said. The rest have stayed with friends, family or in a motel.
“Many of the people now have begun to suffer medical problems. Just yesterday [Thursday], I had a couple of people now diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome, urinary tract infections,” said Spinner. “The doctors have advised everybody that it’s from the stress of living in the motel.”
Learn about the rent situation, and if the forced out tenants will still have to pay it, by watching the video of Subrina Dhammi’s story.