Paso Robles tenants trapped in building
June 15, 2012
A non-working elevator has caused several tenants of a Paso Robles apartment building to be trapped in their homes for more than two months. [KCOY]
In April, the elevator at the Hacienda del Norte Apartments on Tenth Street stopped working causing more than a half-dozen older and disabled tenants who live on the second and third floors to be unable to leave the floors or retrieve their mail. The apartments are a HUD financed property, exclusively for senior and disabled residents.
On may 14, management sent tenants a notice that the repairs would be finished in a few days. However, the elevator was not fixed.
City officials have sent complaints to the Department of Justice and the California Fire Marshall while also talking with building management in an attempt to resolve the issue, KCOY said.
KCOY also contacted Cal-OSHA. At the time, the agency was not aware of the situation, but is not looking into the issue.