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Crescent Plaza Hotel Tenants Are Taking Legal Action

People living in the Crescent Plaza Hotel have been told to find a new place to live.  Residents were told last Friday they need to get out.  A tenant who spoke with Newschannel 6 today is still living at the Crescent Plaza Hotel and says stress levels are high and people just want their questions answered.

Now people living in the Crescent Plaza Hotel are scrambling to figure out what's next.  They heard an announcement over the loud speaker late Friday night saying the hotel would be closing its doors and tenants would be evicted the next day.

A tenant currently living at the hotel says since last Friday, the manager has pushed back the eviction date 3 times and now they have until June 3rd to pack up their things and move out.   The manager also said no one will be refunded any money.  It's a sad situation that's putting tenants in a tough spot.

Attorney Kathleen Tiaden, at Legal Aid of North West Texas says, "this is a new experience and no ones heard of something like this before. This is unique to see that many people displaced in one afternoon, its very abnormal."

About half of the people occupying the hotel have moved out since all this has taken place, but there are still a hand full of tenants living there and are all outraged.

A tenant tells Newschannel 6 that the hotel is on lock down and anyone still living there has to actually knock on the hotel doors and be let inside by an employee.  Newschannel 6 has also been told the air conditioning has been cut off and some tenants are now taking legal action.

A Wichita County constable says he has tried to serve the manager of the Crescent Plaza Hotel a temporary injunction five times and has failed each time.

A court date is set for May 26th in the 78th District Court to discuss the issue.

Natalie Garcia,  Newschannel 6

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