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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  • by . Location: denison on Jan 21, 2008 at 05:29 PM
    some people do need help,why not get off their case.IF someone needs help I dont mind helping.
  • by local Location: durant on Jan 21, 2008 at 01:57 PM
    Imagine that sunday's paper had a police log to a call from crescent creek. Yea a break in. Crime is there everday a week!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 21, 2008 at 11:40 AM
    you people have not fall victim,you dam people are lazy
  • by j Location: ardmore on Jan 20, 2008 at 04:55 PM
    BUMS
  • by durant Location: durant on Jan 20, 2008 at 08:13 AM
    I think everyone hear has missed the big picture love thy neighbor and do un to others as u would have done to u don't u think that everyone now days is more worried about what the person next to them is doing or how they are living. Why not worrie about you and your family instead of other families yes our tax dollars go to alot of diffrent organizations and mostley to help the underpriviliaged but come next year at christmas time when u are dishing out that money to help someone feed a needy family or donate that toy to toys for tots think back to your snide comments about where ur tax dollars go its not just once a year that our good deeds are reconized for its every day of every year that god has asked us to share or love and good deads so ask yourself this did i only do one good deed this year or have i tried all year. Stop complaining and worring about other people and how they live some are not so bad.
  • by durant Location: durant on Jan 19, 2008 at 04:36 PM
    It would be a little different if this was truly a "safe" place to live. It isnt. I have lived in Durant my whole life and the first thing I was taught when I started going out with friends was to stay away from Garden Villa (now Cresent Creek), especially after dark. Read the newspaper police call log. It is full of calls to cresent creek for shootings, stabbing, fights, drugs, etc. I am below the poverty line too, but because I am willing to try to help myself, I am on my own, but part of my paycheck every week goes to people to lazy to do the same. that complex would be almost epmty if they had to pass drug tests to get the rent paid every month. i understand people being down and out, but most of these people are taking advantage of the system. and now they can continue to do so.
  • by Anonymous Location: CRESCENT CREEK on Jan 18, 2008 at 08:45 PM
    I truly hope that those of you who judge all of us at this complex will never fall victim to what I have been through. Maybe all of you who like to judge and stereotype people need to go take a college ethics class. Maybe by chance you would learn something. A person should not be judged because wo where they live or how they dress. They should be recognized because of who they are. If u are on the side of the road cause your car broke down should we all just drive on by saying look at that idiot what was he thinking to be out driving that car. The day I moved here from Texas I didnt know this place had a reputation. I found that out later. And as far as your tax dollars footing the bill. I sure do wish you would have paid for my kids clothes this year, would be nice if u were paying for my education and my car as well. You people need to educate yourselves on exactly what us "freeloaders" do get. It surely is not as much as you think who knows you might wake up and see you are wrong.
  • by Anonymous Location: CRESCENT CREEK on Jan 18, 2008 at 08:42 PM
    First of all to everyone who didnt understand: We were not loosing our assistance. But HUD refused to pay for us to stay here. We were having to go look elsewhere for housing. We were not loosing the funds at all. I myself am glad I now have the chance to get my kids out of this dump and get my kids a house. Now I wont have to be afraid to let my kids play outdoors when the wheather is nice. As for those who keep harping on getting an education. I have one. However I have chosen to furthur mine. I am hoping that in the future I will be able to help someone like I have been helped thus far. Quit complaining people. The money is not comming out of your pockets. You would know that if you had background info on the assistance programs. sweetpea_75446@yahoo.com
  • by SCOTT Location: DURANT on Jan 18, 2008 at 01:33 PM
    SOME PEOPLE THAT LIVE THERE BECOUSE THEY MAY HAVE LOST THAT GOOD PAYING JOB, THERE MOM OR DAD LEFT WITH THAT GOOD PAYING JOB AND NOW THEY HAVE TO LIVE THERE BECOUCE THEY HAVE NO PLACE TO GO BUT THERE! IT'S NOT A BAD PLACE TO LIVE IF YOU HAVE NO OTHER PLACE TO GO! TO THEM PEOPLE THAT HOME TO THEM LIKE YOUR HOME IS YOUR HOME IS! YOU CAN GO TO THE BOTTOM OVER NIGHT! BUT GETTING BACK UP THERE WHERE YOU WAS AT ONE TIME TAKE YEARS! AND AM STILL NOT WHERE I WAS! AND YES I DO HAVE A FULL TIME JOB TOO! DON'T JUST LOOK AT THE COVER OF THE BOOK! LOOK INSIDE THE BOOK THEN YOU WILL KNOW ALL ABOUT WHATS GOING ON WITH PEOPLE!
  • by TX Location: Texas on Jan 18, 2008 at 12:41 PM
    Good for you Sheri, thats what its for. You should be proud of yourself and your boys should be thankful to have you as a mother.
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