YAKIMA, Wash.-- The
community in Yakima came together this past week to help those who were about
to be evicted from the Cascade and Senator Apartments.
the tenants of the two historic buildings were about to be evicted, local
churches came together to provide them with a place to stay.
was truly a community response that was a lot of people just willing to say 'We
love you, we care about what you're going through, we want to help'," said
Executive Director of the Sunrise Outreach Center, Dave Hanson.
said 30 churches came to help the tenants with temporary housing, three churches were ready to become host shelters and the community provided food and a temporary storage
tenant said even with this outreach, the future is uncertain.
now, we don't know yet what's going to happen," he said.
last week the tenants were told they did not have to move out until next Thursday.
now the building is being renovated to meet code standards, the broken fire
alarm system has been fixed.
Hanson said the eviction notices have been taken down and there is
currently no date for eviction since the renovations have started.