YAKIMA, Wash.-- The
city of Yakima plans to vacate 200 low-income residents of the Cascade and Senator
Apartments in Downtown Yakima.
buildings have many long-term, un addressed code violations, which are unsafe
for the people living in the building.
officials said they asked the manager of the building to notify the residents
of the plan.
of the violations include a broken fire alarm system, electrical problems,
holes in the floors and walls, and water pressure issues.
living in the building said the building managers are doing what they can to
maintain the place.
just think they are doing the very best they can, and a lot of us, we can't
afford to live anywhere else," one resident said.
is part of an effort to clean up the downtown area.
has been the scene of many fires and violence during the past few years.
located in the north front street historic district.
An exact vacate date has yet to be determined.