There is good news concerning the 500 refugee residents of the Yale Park apartments in north Omaha, who were forced from their homes due to deplorable living conditions last week.
City officials say the shelters at Adams Park and Columbus Park Community Centers that have been used as shelters for many residents will close Friday night. That's because the families no longer need these services.
Heartland Family Services officials has provided updated information about the relocation of dozens of families.
- 33 families have permanent housing through new leases or have moved with family/friends.
- 24 families have lease signings scheduled or closing dates for home ownership and will not need to be assisted with any temporary housing while awaiting those options.
- 11 families have pending rental applications, pending inspections, or pending re-inspections.
- 10 families are pending with OHA 5 families have purchase agreements in place for home ownership.
- 9 families have already confirmed that they will need hotels stays beginning Saturday.
- 1 family has already moved to a hotel as they await their closing date for home ownership.
Nearly 2,500 code violations were discovered during an inspection of the entire complex.