The Black Heritage Society and Houston’s Junior Achievers are demanding assistance to the approx., 180 families, that’s over 500 individuals who have just learned that the entire apartment complex is officially shutdown. The Press Conference in front of Crestmont Village Apartment Complex 5638 Selensky Street immediately.
The Black Heritage Society and Junior Achievers believe more could be done to force “Slum Lords”, to be held accountable criminally and humanitarily. These Families are economically poor families and are only being given three days (3 days ) to move all of their worldly possessions, when many don’t have adequate employment and income nor appropriate transportation in order to accoumplish the task at hand.
“These people deserve a clean safe place to live with consistently working electricity, clean running water and properly flowing sewage. This has not be the case for quite some time here at Crestmont Village Apartments”. – (Sandra Massie Hines founder of Junior Achievers and Vice Chair of The Black Heritage Society).
“I believe that the City of Houston and Harris County should conduct a thorough investigation into behavior of the owners and management namely Denise Vatnin, Abe Vatnin and Teresa Gutierrez, in the meantime these people need assistance regarding their current and very personal plights.”- (Barry Thompson Senior Advisor of the Black Heritage Society).
“We call on the Mayor and City Council of Houston to do all that’s possible in addressing and fixing this humanitarian crisis, now, for these 180 Families. In addition, please remember that like all families, Black Families do matter, there for these families matter too”. – (Ovide Duncantell Founder of the Black Heritage Society).
Multiple interviews will be available upon request prior to and following the event.
For more information regarding the event or interviews please contact Barry Thompson at 832.894.3542. Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Twitter @HtownMLKStatue
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