AUSTIN (KXAN) – People living in an apartment complex southeast of Austin that suffered damage in a historic winter storm in February are finally returning to their homes.
Residents of Rosemont in Oak Valley, located at 2800 Collins Creek Drive, were notified in July that they would have to move. A KXAN investigation indicates that eviction notices have been posted to 87 tenant doors, said their lease would be terminated so more repairs to the units could be made after the initial repairs weren’t good enough.
Travis County Strategic Housing Finance said that after initial repairs were made, there was still “persistent moisture concealed in some apartments”. A consultant hired by the SFHC said the units were already too bad for anyone to live in, and moving was delayed even further. Some residents moved in after initial repairs, only to have to move out again due to damp problems.
Apartment management also tried to terminate the lease for everyone to fix, but the leaders of Travis County won’t allow that.
By December 5, residents can finally move into their homes. They have been staying in temporary shelters set up by SHFC since August. SHFC said they have someone to help people move back to their apartments.
https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/rosemont-at-oak-valley-residents-finally-moving-back-in-after-february-storm-repairs/ Rosemont Oak Valley Residents Finally Move In After February Storm Repairs