From Miss Heather:
The Red Cross should NOT be pressed into providing housing to individuals whose only mistake was not being informed consumers. This organization was not founded to assist people who have found themselves homeless as a result of a landlord’s malfeasance and this city’s ineptitude and/or lack of responsiveness when it comes to the protecting and serving its citizens. The blame for should be laid where it is truly due:
1. This city and the agencies charged with enforcing housing/building/fire code. Had the standing Stop Work Order on this property been enforced, this would never had happened.
2. The landlord: for not obeying the the aforementioned Stop Work Order and having a disregard for the safety of his tenants.
3. The real estate agents who leased out these “residential” lofts knowing full well that they are illegal. Anything for a buck.