Court docket dominated momentary housing for Holyoke households after residence collapse

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s been per week stuffed with confusion and chaos for 20 Holyoke households who needed to depart their houses after their residence constructing was condemned attributable to a partial collapse.. leaving them and not using a place to remain.

The residence’s landlord offered a resort for them for 3 nights, however couldn’t present additional help.


22Information spoke with one of many tenants about what this previous week has been like for her and the 19 different households.

“Irritating, I believe I might converse for everybody it’s been miserable and it’s a very unhappy scenario the place we’re at proper now,” Tenant Naomi Cruz stated.

As soon as the households discovered they couldn’t reside of their residence The American Purple Cross put them up in two inns. That keep solely lasted until Friday and these households nonetheless had questions that wanted to be answered.


The households took their inquiries to Housing Court docket in Springfield Friday morning the place a courtroom order dominated that their landlord should pay for momentary housing till Tuesday.

22Information spoke with Betty Medina Lichtenstein from Enlace De Familias who was helping the households find housing.

“That is what the tenants want, is determining the place I sleep tonight and what’s the subsequent step.”


The households are actually anticipated to be again in courtroom Tuesday following their momentary keep.