Displaced residents of Yale Park Apartments find new homes

Published: Sep. 28, 2018 at 12:51 PM CDT
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City officials say the shelters at Adams Park and Columbus Park that have been providing shelter to residents displaced from the Yale Park Apartments will close Friday night. The families no longer need these services.

Authorities say Heartland Family Services has provided this information about relocation:

  • 33 families have permanent housing through new leases or have moved with family/friends.
  • 24 families have lease signings scheduled or closing dates for home ownership and will not need to be assisted with any temporary housing while awaiting those options.
  • 11 families have pending rental applications, pending inspections, or pending re-inspections
  • 10 families are pending with OHA
  • 5 families have purchase agreements in place for home ownership
  • 9 families have already confirmed that they will need hotels stays beginning tomorrow.
  • 1 family has already moved to a hotel as they await their closing date for home ownership.

More than 500 residents of Yale Park were forced to leave last week when the city acted on complaints about living conditions and shut the complex down.

More than 1,000 code violations were discovered on initial inspection. That number has grown to approximately 2,500.