08 February 2010

Texas City was Right to Help Evictees Move

Galveston County Daily News

When officials in Texas City took action against The Oaks Apartments, 8601 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, they made sure the residents didn’t end up on the streets.

The city finally cut the water off to the complex. When the action was taken, the complex’s owners owed more than $60,000. They also faced complaints about code violations.

The city helped 62 residents move. City officials gave plenty of warning that the action was coming and worked with Catholic Charities and other apartment owners to find new homes for those displaced. Catholic Charities covered the security deposits at the new apartments.

The city and its partners should get credit for helping some regular people out of a bad situation in Galveston apartments.

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