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Grandview Apartment residents asking for help relocating

Posted at 9:01 PM, Oct 09, 2019

Dozens of tenants of the Grandview Apartments in Paso Robles are seeking assistance when it comes to their housing situation.

This comes after the owners of the complex announced they will go out of business, instead of making any repairs to their housing units.

In May, tenants filed a class action lawsuit against the Grandview Apartment owners. Tenants claim they were living in units that were insect and vermin-infested, had cockroaches, rats, bed bugs, and even mold.

The court allowed the owners to inspect the property to see how costly repairs would be. The owners then decided to instead shut down their business and sell the property.

At a meeting Wednesday, many different organizations across the central coast came together to advise and provide assistance to those tenants who are now seeking housing.

"They are terrified and really housing is the only things on their minds," say tenants attorney Stephanie Barclay, "I know I'm not going to sleep well until everybody is housed, and I don't know how long that is going to take but it's not going to be within the 90 days that they have."

Some of the organizations at the meeting include CAPSLO, People Self Help Housing, Paso Robles Housing Authority, Five Cities Homeless Coalition, among many others.

The attorney says there are currently 47 units still occupied at the Grandview Apartments.

Organizers say they plan to hold a second resources meeting in the near future.

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A look inside Paso Robles apartment complex at center of tenant lawsuit