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Housing Complex Tenants In Twin Falls Asked To Move Out
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Tenants at a twin falls housing complex are being forced to move out.
The city tells us this is due to poor living conditions, electrical problems, and a possible gas leak.
It’s a safety concern and it's a horrible living condition.
Those are the words from Teresa Buckley.
Her parents and sister live at the housing complex on 485 Addison Avenue West.
"Where my parents live there is a sewage pipe that runs underneath the house and it's been leaking. The bottom of the stairs is completely wet and I'm concerned one day I will go down in the basement I will fall right through” said Teresa Buckley.
On Saturday, the twin falls fire department was called to the housing complex on smoke related issues.
When they arrived, they found problems.
"Eight residences had inadequate plumbing, fire hazards that included possible leaking gas lines and electrical hazards,” said Josh Palmer, City of Twin Falls.
We did reach out to the property owner and she said she wasn’t aware and was going to look into the situation but, never called us back.
"The property manager worked with the City of Twin Falls and agreed it was an unsafe condition and had the residents move elsewhere for the time being. It's a temporary situation until we can get those safety hazards taken care of,” said Palmer.
Tenants were told they had to be out of their homes by last Friday.
But, with no place to go many are still there like Buckley's family.
"A lot of people are low income and they live off of their disability and can't afford the basic rent that you see in the Twin Falls area. They really need our help."
Twin Falls city officials, tell us if any citizens would like to assistant these residents, they can call city hall and ask for Josh Palmer – (208) 735-7287