Several families keep their homes at Durant complex

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

DURANT, Okla. -- Several Durant residents who were told Wednesday to find new places to live will be able to stay in their Crescent Creek Apartments.

The complex received a letter Thursday stating that Housing and Urban Development had reversed the decision to pull their contract.

Now, anyone who qualifies for rental assistance will be able to stay and receive help.

Residents were told Wednesday the complex would no longer be section eight housing, so the 127 families living there would have to relocate or start paying full rent.

Lenora Goff, who lives and works at the complex, says she and other residents were very upset and have been fighting to stay.

"We're simply trying to make it, better ourselves. It's a great relief today. It's great to find out we wouldn't have to uproot our families and that we could stay here," said Lenora Goff.

109 of the families will continue to receive HUD assistance.

The remaining 18 will have to pay full rent starting February 1st, or move out of Crescent Creek.

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