Displaced tenants from Bronx building collapse will have temporary housing through Friday
Bronx residents continue to pick up the pieces after the partial building collapse in Morris Heights.
The Red Cross says 153 people from 44 families were left without homes. The Red Cross will provide temporary housing for the displaced residents through Friday.
It is currently unknown what the next step for those in temporary housing will be after Friday.
Tenants who were not directly affected felt the commotion as the collapse took place. Some of them told News 12 that they haven't stepped back inside of their apartments since.
Some residents say they were concerned with the structural integrity of the building before the collapse took place, including exclusive video given to News 12 showing a leaky ceiling inside of the building from weeks before.
Tenants tell News 12 that they have been relocated to hotels across the five boroughs, but without access to their belongings, they have been struggling.
"On one hand, they are trying to help us, but what they don't understand is we have everything there. Our documentation, everything," said building resident Liliana.
The Red Cross says tenants have been referred to the Housing Preservation and Development agency. They are encouraging residents to gather any documents they can access to get help, including bills with the incident address dated within the last 60 days, photo identification or birth certificate, lease confirmation, a pay stub, notarized letter or bank statement.
The service center at Bronx Community College opened at 10 a.m. Wednesday for anyone who still needs help because of the building collapse.
The investigation into what led to the collapse is still underway.
Viewers sent News 12 exclusive video of water coming through cracks in one man’s apartment less than one month ago.