CHA attorney updates on Allen Benedict apartment residents’ living situations

CHA attorney updates on Allen Benedict apartment residents’ living situations

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A private meeting was held at the Cecil Tillis Center for all Allen Benedict Court residents who have been displaced after gas leaks were detected in the Columbia complex.

Columbia Housing Authority Attorney Bob Coble provided an update Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Cecil Tillis Center. You can watch here.

WATCH LIVE: CHA attorney to update on Allen Benedict apartment residents' living situations.

Posted by WIS TV on Friday, January 25, 2019

One resident told WIS that the Columbia Housing Authority is giving them the option to either take section eight housing or go back to public housing.

In a press release, the Columbia Housing Authority announced said they were providing residents with cash cards and ready-to-eat meals. CHA also gave residents bus passes.

When asked if the hotels provided to residents were along bus routes, officials said the residents were housed in hotels based on where they could for safety reason. CHA is currently working with COMET to help residents get where they need to go.

Officials with CHA are also offering residents transportation to where they need to go.

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