New Management At Troubled NW OKC Apartment Complex

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 10:40 pm
By: News 9

Tenants were left on their own as property managers abandoned a Northwest Oklahoma City HUD apartment complex.

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Now, two months later things are improving but many people are still struggling to survive.

The property manager at the Terrace Apartments off Northwest 10th said they're on track to getting the complex running smoothly, but admitted it's going to be a long haul.

The troubled property which caters to Section 8 housing has seen its share of violent crime and management issues.

There are only 78 tenants left. Many of the apartments are uninhabitable, and News 9 was told they've been that way for quite some time.

“I don't know what's going on, but I know everybody here is suffering,” said tenant Sandra Green back in November.

Back in November, tenants were left to fend for themselves after the old property managers abandoned the property. This left HUD needing to find a quick solution.

Some tenants were left with no utilities, including no water or heat for days. But for most, that issue has now been resolved after new management stepped in.

The property manager said for about a month now, a property management and leasing company called PRDS has been running the complex.

They've also hired an aggressive security team.

“It was rough here,” said Green. “I can understand. I've seen a couple of killings since I've been here.”

“I'm hoping that they get everything together, you know. Get everything right like how it needs to be,” said tenant Gnesha Kindred.

Kindred said she had nowhere else to go and had been waiting for repairs to be done to her apartment. She said she's been living at the complex trying to get back on her feet for the last four years.

“Probably a shelter. That was my only option if I would have lost this place,” said Kindred.

The Terrace Apartments was also in foreclosure and in the process of being sold.

News 9 has reached out to a HUD spokesperson and are still waiting to hear back.