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In a letter sent to residents, Headwaters Apartments explained, 'The roof's condition combined with the potential for snow may create an unsafe situation.'

KOIN 6 NEWS - Headwaters Apartments in Southwest PortlandWhile many spent Thanksgiving around the dinner table, others were forced to leave their partly city-owned Portland apartment complex.

On Sunday, Nov. 24, city officials told fourth-floor residents at the Headwaters Apartments on Southwest 30th Avenue they had to be out by Wednesday. Notices posted throughout the halls explained the roof on the four-story apartment building is deteriorating and in need of urgent repairs.

The city owns the workforce housing complex. It said residents won't be able to move back in for up to 11 months.

In a letter sent to residents, Headwaters Apartments explained, "The roof's condition combined with the potential for snow may create an unsafe situation."

Residents have noticed things throughout the building's fourth floor, like cracks in the foundation. They also shared photos with KOIN 6 News after they said contractors ripped through the ceiling during an evaluation.

Staff at Headwater Apartments offered to pay the hotel fees for the nearly two dozen displaced residents until they can find new places to live. The city is also offering to pay for moving costs.

The city did not immediately respond to our request for comment.

KOIN 6 News is a news partner of the Portland Tribune. You can find their story here.


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