Houston Housing Authority apartments damaged by flood deemed uninhabitable

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A recent inspection found mold and E. Coli growing in the apartments of the Clayton Homes. It was the rear apartments that were flood by Hurricane Harvey, they are now deemed uninhabitable. 

"When Harvey came through it was horrible. This whole entire back section was underwater," said Chatina Thompson.

Harvey flood waters penetrated 14 buildings at the Clayton Homes. Now 112 out of 296 units are to be demolished. Residents without a home were left in limbo for the last couple of weeks, but received the good news that Section 8 vouchers will be issued along with a one time payment of $1,200 for moving expenses. A permanent solution since all of the units at the Clayton homes are due to be demolished in a few years for the expansion of I-45.

"We'll be building new units and they're welcome back to new units, or they're welcome to keep their Section 8 and stay at the places they find," says Tory Gunsolley, President/CEO of the Houston Housing Authority.

A deadline has not been set for when all the affected residents have to be out.

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