Mold, Flooding Force OKC Family Out Of Apartment


Friday, May 27th 2016, 2:35 pm
By: News 9


Harold Truitt’s apartment at The Pines near Northwest 43rd and Penn. Ave. is covered in mold - lots of it. He said it’s from a flooding and septic issue that’s never been fixed.

“These apartments are unhealthy and unsafe,” said Harold Truitt.

The Oklahoma City County Health Department said they have received two complaints about the property this year, one for roaches and another for flooding.

Harold is not the only one vocal about the problems.

“I have seizures, if I fall and it’s flooding in here I can drown in here,” said apartment resident, Larry Briggs.

The problem has gotten so bad for Harold, he said, he refused to pay this month’s rent.

He said management never fixed the problem, but they wasted no time in serving him an eviction notice and asking for his money.

“I’ve had enough, I’d rather live under that bridge over there and be healthy before I stay another night in here,” said Truitt.

Residents say they’re not surprised management hasn’t been responsive to complaints

According to Harold’s eviction notice, he has to be out by 8:00 a.m. on Monday.