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Chickasaw Towers To Close Within The Year


Ardmore, ok -- The Chickasaw Towers a subsidized living facility in Ardmore will be closing within the year. Now tenants who were just informed yesterday are worried about where they are going to live. Deeda Payton spoke to residents today.

About 40 people live in the towers, many with no where else to go. But, the sad fact is the housing authority just doesn't have the money to maintain the nearly 40-year-old building.

The Chickasaw Housing Authority says there are basically three options for the Chickasaw Towers. Best case scenario, they will transfer control to another non-profit, government agency that can afford to renovate and maintain the building. The second option is to put it up for sale. The final option is to demolish the towers. But, tenants say they don't want to move. "They have been promising us that they would renovate the place for the last four years and they have not done so." "I love the building and I like to stay here."

Regardless of what happens to the building, the housing authority says they will take care of their tenants. The have offered to help tenants find a new home, pay moving expenses and pay to transfer utilities and cable.

Tenants, though, want to know when the housing authority will start helping. If they find a place next week, they want to know whether the housing authority will be there.

A second meeting, that will address those questions, has already been set for Friday at 10 a.m.

Deeda Payton, KTEN News