COLUMBUS, Ohio — It’s been a month since residents of Latitude Five25 were displaced after some pipes burst causing electrical issues.
On Wednesday night, 90 residents met in front of city and county leaders searching for answers as to what’s next.
For the last few weeks, they’ve been staying at hotels.
10TV spoke with Linda Prysock who’s lived in the apartments for the last 12 years.
"What happened on Christmas Day is not new it, came to a head on that day,” she said.
Residents had to leave practically everything. At one point, they were allowed to go back to get some items.
The apartments have since been condemned and shut down.
"All of our lives are up in there I mean family photos and letters,” she said.
Hannah Jones is the Deputy Director of the Department of Development. She said this is an ever-changing process that will take time and right now there’s no clear date on when these issues will be resolved.
"We are working with ownership to establish a protocol that will safely allow the items that can be removed to be cleaned and removed,” said Jones.
She said some of the items that can’t be removed are things like furniture and clothing.
"Items of concern right now are items that could've been contaminated by asbestos,” said Jones.
She said asbestos was found throughout the apartments.
"It's heartbreaking,” said Prysock. “I'm 71 years old and now I have to start from scratch.”
City and county leaders say so far nearly 40 residents are in the process of moving into permanent housing. They won’t stop until everyone has been moved into a better situation.