Grayson County non-profits team up to help tenants in crisis
GRAYSON COUNTY, Texas (KTEN) — After multiple inspections, the City of Denison determined that the East Coast and Circle apartments complexes were unsafe for habitation.
The city will turn the water off to those properties beginning March 1.
"With the City of Denison and our United Way, our goal is to help everybody, and that everyone gets help and support that needs it," said United Way of Grayson County CEO Stephanie Chandler.
The United Way's goal is to help find resources that are available for tenants of these properties, which are owned by Apex East Coast Apartment Management.
"Heritage Lakeview in Denison is hosting an open house on Saturday from 12 to 4 for any Apex resident that's been affected, and they're doing move-in specials," Chandler said. "Right now, we're in the process of collecting information."
The Salvation Army of Grayson County is offering help to impacted tenants in the form of cash grants.
"We can pay the first month's rent, and then the second one," said Salvation Army Lt. Michael Cain. "We can actually pay deposits, utility deposits, deposits to move in, and we have a case manager here that will help case-manage them to see which grant they fit in."
KTEN left a voicemail to get reaction from Apex, but our calls were not returned.
Staffers with the United Way say they plan to provide resources to tenants at the end of this week.