Tenants of the Rosemont at Oak Valley residence advanced, who had beforehand been given abrupt (although now rescinded) notices of their imminent evictions, nonetheless have unanswered questions for the Housing Authority of Travis County. Although the Housing Authority has since pledged to assist in easy transitions for the residents affected by structural harm from the February winter storm (as a substitute for eviction), many tenants are nonetheless disturbed by the previous month’s occasions. On Tuesday, the Travis County Commissioners Court docket listened to their testimony.
Kecia Prince, a Rosemont resident and member of the group negotiating with the Housing Authority, indicated her satisfaction with the Housing Authority’s verbal commitments made with residents the day gone by. Nonetheless, like most of the residents nonetheless tormented by the prospect of a hurried and involuntary relocation, Prince needed the guarantees in writing.
“We wish a relocation course of firm’s skilled confidence as a result of the relocation course of has been complicated. We really feel like we’d like knowledgeable to offer us with a easy transition,” Prince stated. “We ask for the assist of commissioners to ensure that calls for are put in writing to offer the funding that’s wanted to rent knowledgeable, as a result of it’s a scorching mess. Everyone’s wired. It will get worse each day. We’ve been by an excessive amount of for too lengthy.”
“We wish a relocation specialist as a result of our households have been by sufficient,” resident Keisha Williams stated. “We want to ask you to place it in writing so that we are going to all be protected.”
Williams thanked Patrick Howard, govt director of the Housing Authority, for making good on among the guarantees made throughout court docket classes over the previous few weeks.
Erica Cervantes, one other resident talking by a translator, echoed most of the different residents’ sentiments.
“Yesterday we had a dialogue that I feel was fairly favorable, but we nonetheless felt in limbo as a result of we nonetheless don’t have any gives,” Cervantes stated. “However we nonetheless put our belief in Patrick and we hope to listen to one thing from him quickly. We’re asking the commissioners to assist us.”
Cervantes additionally known as on commissioners to assist residents to seek out the funding for relocation providers.
Commissioners introduced the merchandise into govt session for additional dialogue.
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