LOCAL NEWS

Community Helping Relocate Residents Of Red-Tagged Apartment Building

Feb 15, 2019, 6:50 AM

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The community has jumped in to help residents of an apartment who have until Saturday to move out.

The tenants were originally told to be out Thursday, but that deadline was extended a couple of days. It’s still not a lot of time to move, as anyone who’s had to do so knows. Luckily, volunteers have been coming forward with moving trucks and muscle to help out.

“If they have a moving truck and they have some strong arms, we could definitely use some help to move some amazing residents into their new places,” said one volunteer.

The Salt Lake City Fire Department issued the evacuation notice for the Georgia Apartments at 200 East and 2100 South on Feb. 11 due to safety violations. The violations included fire escapes that weren’t properly certified, electrical wiring that wasn’t up to code, missing fire extinguishers, missing smoke detectors and obstructed building exits.

According to a news release, the city repeatedly sent notices to the building’s owner requesting that the building be brought up to code.

A spokesperson from the office of Mayor Jackie Biskupski said the city is working with residents to find them new homes, but some are having trouble qualifying for housing.

The city’s Housing and Development Office has been helping those tenants find affordable units elsewhere.

Twenty-four of the 31 units have found new housing.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

A destroyed home in Ukraine...
Kiersten Nunez

Local nonprofit aims to fix lost homes in Ukraine

The nonprofit August Mission hopes to raise enough money to rehouse Ukrainians who lost their homes during the conflict against Russia.
1 day ago
A barbeque caught on fire at house in Sandy....
Michael Houck

Barbeque fire catches Sandy house on fire; displaces family

A barbeque caught on fire, causing a 2nd alarm house fire in Sandy Sunday evening.
1 day ago
FILE PHOTO (Idaho State Police/Facebook)...
Michael Houck

Kearns woman killed in two vehicle crash in Idaho

A Kearns woman has died after being hit by a car while on a motorcycle in Idaho Saturday.
1 day ago
Iron County Search & Rescue responded to a injured mountain biker at Boulder Dash Trail. (Credit: I...
Michael Houck

Search & Rescue crews help an injured biker near Cedar City

Iron County Search & Rescue helped a mountain biker who needed help after getting hurt on a trail Saturday morning near Cedar City.
1 day ago
A minor apartment fire on 761 So. 300 E....
Michael Houck

SLC Fire crews take down a minor apartment fire

Salt Lake City Fire crews responded to a minor apartment fire Sunday afternoon.
1 day ago
Utah's state Route 24 on June 23, 2022. (NPS)...
Larry D. Curtis

Flood watch over popular Utah recreation areas Sunday

A flood watch is in effect over central southern Utah, through Sunday night, as thunderstorms create potentially dangerous conditions.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

hand holding 3d rendering mobile connect with security camera for security solutions...
Les Olson

Wondering what security solutions are right for you? Find out more about how to protect your surroundings

Physical security helps everyone. Keep your employees, clients, and customers safe with security solutions that protect your workplace.
Many rattan pendant lights, hay hang from the ceiling.Traditional and simple lighting....
Lighting Design

The Best Ways to Style Rattan Pendant Lighting in Your Home

Rattan pendant lights create a rustic and breezy feel, and are an easy way to incorporate this hot trend into your home decor.
Earth day 2022...
1-800-GOT-JUNK?

How Are You Celebrating Earth Day 2022? | 4 Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day and Protect the Environment

Earth Day is a great time to reflect on how we can be more environmentally conscious. Here are some tips for celebrating Earth Day.
Get Money Online...

More Ways to Get Money Online Right Now in Your Spare Time

Here are 4 easy ways that you can get more money online if you have some free time and want to make a little extra on the side.
Lighting trends 2022...

Lighting Trends 2022 | 5 Beautiful Home Lighting Trends You Can Expect to See this Year and Beyond

This is where you can see the latest lighting trends for 2022 straight from the Lightovation Show at the Dallas World Trade Center.
What Can't You Throw Away in the Trash...

What Can’t You Throw Away in the Trash? | 5 Things You Shouldn’t Throw in to Your Trash Can

What can't you throw away in the trash? Believe it or not, there are actually many items that shouldn't be thrown straight into the trash.
Community Helping Relocate Residents Of Red-Tagged Apartment Building