TULSA, Okla. — Thanksgiving could be in jeopardy for people living at the Chateau 68 Apartments.
The complex's heat and hot water has been off and on for the past two months and some residents aren't happy about it.
"It's sad that these people have to go through this," Christy Guilory said. "It hurt my pockets to move out of here. Thank god it wasn't Christmas month you know."
Guilory says she spent a $1,000 moving out of Chateau 68 after months of recurring problems, but others aren't as fortunate.
"They can't go nowhere, that's why they are still here," Guilory said. "Y'all not understanding this . The City of Tulsa needs to shut it down so they can fix it right before another person moves in here."
City spokesperson Kim Mcloud says the mayor will not comment on this issue.
Instead, she's reaching out to the city's Working in Neighborhoods department to find answers.
"They spent basically the last week wasting time they could've done this the first half of this week and had it already done," David Crook said. Now people are facing the uncertainty of not being able to plan to be in their own homes on thanksgiving."
Crook lives near the leak that caused maintenance to shut off the boiler. He says this all could've been avoided.
"They put everything off until the last minute," Crook said. "Provide little or no advanced notice, and then they don't have any idea how things are going to play out."
Owner Lynn Bessey told 2 works for you that "tenants were given notice yesterday that the heat and water would temporarily be shut off today while leak is repaired."
In the meantime, Bessey says they are changing property managers at Chateau 68.
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