Dozens To Be Evicted From Harvest Village Apartment Complex - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Dozens To Be Evicted From Harvest Village Apartment Complex

Posted: Updated:
Cecil McKnight, one of the more than hundred residents evicted. Cecil McKnight, one of the more than hundred residents evicted.
PHILADELPHIA -

Dozens of residents of the "Harvest Village" in North Philadelphia have to be out of their homes by tomorrow. They're being evicted after the city deemed the building to be unsafe.

Cecil McKnight is one of more than one hundred tenants forced out of the harvest village apartments on North 22nd street in Tioga.

"We're put in a hard predicament," says McKnight. "We aren't getting any help. No one is responding to our questions."

Late last month, the Department of Licenses and Inspections sent a letter to everyone in the apartment complex, telling them that they had until this Monday, September 9th to move out. Licenses and Inspections says that it ceased the property because of fire code violations. A spokesperson says that it's also an illegal conversion and does not have a valid rental license.

"I don't have anywhere to go tomorrow," says Tianna Singoeton, a renter.

Tianna Singoeton has been paying rent based on a lease. She says that her rent check receipts are signed by the property supervisor, known as Jose. FOX 29 tried pressing him about what's going on.

"I don't rent anything. I just sit at the front desk," Jose responded.

According to property records, the building is owned by the Gethsemane Outreach Ministry. FOX 29 went to their office, but the building is abandoned.

"I feel screwed. I was paying to live in a luxury building," says Michael Blas, a tenant.

Michael Blas moved in about eight months ago while the building was under construction. There were promises of fancy amenities. Now, he wonders if the work will ever get finished.

"They ended up blaming the tenants that some of us weren't paying our rent and they didn't have enough," says Blas.

L and I said that it will have city workers at Harvest Village Monday morning to help tenants find shelter.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Multiple People Injured From Shooting At Darby Hospital

    Multiple People Injured From Shooting At Darby Hospital

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:03:32 GMT
    We are following breaking news in Darby, PA where multiple people have been shot at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital located at 1500 Lansdowne Avenue.
    We are following breaking news in Darby, PA where multiple people have been shot at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital located at 1500 Lansdowne Avenue.
  • Arrest Made In Fatal Camden Hit And Run

    Arrest Made In Fatal Camden Hit And Run

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:45:20 GMT
    Surveillance Footage: Camden County Police DepartmentSurveillance Footage: Camden County Police Department

    According to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office Facebook page an arrest has been made in the fatal hit and Run that took place Saturday night.

    According to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office Facebook page an arrest has been made in the fatal hit and Run that took place Saturday night.

  • CLOUDS TO SUN THURSDAY

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:52:31 GMT

    Thursday, early clouds will lead to afternoon sun as highs today remain in the mid 80s. 

    Thursday: H-85 L-72

    Thursday, early clouds will lead to afternoon sun as highs remain in the mid 80s. We stay dry Friday with lower humidity and sunny skies. We warm back up near 90 for the weekend with unsettled weather returning by late Saturday.

    Thursday: H-85 L-72

    Friday: H-86 L-65

    This Weekend

    Saturday: H-88 L-64

    Sunday: H-91 L-73

Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices