EULESS (CBS11) – At least a dozen residents at the Shadow Creek Apartments in Euless say they could soon lose water and electricity.
The complex has been sold.
Management sent families notices that they had to move out by Tuesday, but many say they have no place to go.
“It’s crazy!” said Katarius Cole, a mother with two young daughters and twins on the way.
She hopes to stay in the apartment through next week, until she can move to another apartment. Residents say they only had about a month’s notice.
Carla Davis says that’s how long it took her to find a new home for her and her sons.
“Matter of fact, I just got a call from an apartment today saying they’d take us in. Now when the apartment will be ready? Probably another week and a half,” she said.
A maintenance worker said utilities will likely be cut off Wednesday.
Another employee said the property would no longer be under their management , so they couldn’t speak with any certainty about what would happen.
Residents say the complex demanded they still pay this full month’s rent, even while it neglected to make even basic repairs.
“Whenever we flush, the toilet water would come out of the bath,” said 12 year old Zion, who’s had to shower at a friend’s house after his apartment’s plumbing started having problems two weeks ago.
Families also find there’s plenty of competition for any available apartments nearby.
“Bunch of places are filled up around here,” said Jacob Fry, who lives in The Concord Apartments next door.
Its residents were also told to be out by Tuesday.
Those at the Concord Terrace Apartments immediately behind it moved late last year. The whole area, residents tell us, is being cleared for development.
“I think it’s ridiculous. Everybody’s frantically looking around,” said Fry’s girlfriend, Marie Smith.
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