We're keeping you updated on the nearly 200 senior citizens who were served eviction notices by the Houston Housing Authority.
This came after HHA officials say the building the seniors and disabled residents were living in at 2100 Memorial sustained damage from Hurricane Harvey. Now we're told the Housing Authority board voted to put aside money for moving expenses for the seniors. The residents were also told they didn't have to move in five days as originally told in an eviction notice.
"As I told the residents this afternoon we're not going to evict anyone on Saturday. We're not going to enforce the five day notice. We understand Saturday is not going to be possible for a lot of people. But the follow up message is for their own health and safety it is really important that they are working towards relocation, and they're working with us," the president of Houston Housing Authority Tory Gunsulley said.
Additionally, the local Meals on Wheels Program was being suspended for the seniors at 2100 Memorial as of tomorrow, but I got on the phone and told Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, who runs the program, the seniors will be in the building a bit longer than the original vacancy date. After our call, they have agreed to continue to deliver meals to the seniors.