KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Tenants in a downtown Kansas City high-rise still can't get clear answers regarding last week’s electrical fire.
As we reported Friday, the fire forced everyone out of the building. Soon after, resident Talisha Williams came to 41 Action News for help.
The doors are open to the 16-story building on 11 th and Grand but not so tenants can go home just grab their stuff and go. Williams says she's getting the run around.
She was forced out of her downtown apartment Friday, just 24 hours after she paid her August rent.
“It's very discouraging. I don't know when I'll be comfortable, 100 percent comfortable, in my space again,” Williams said.
She said she was left without options.
“I called Red Cross and they said I was a tenant/landlord issue and then the landlord said it was looking into hotels and then I didn’t hear anything,” she said.
We checked on the shelter set up Saturday at the Red Cross who said the landlord told them everyone was taken care of.
We then called the building manager. When asked if people were now allowed to stay in their apartments she replied, “Correct they’re in hotels.”
When asked if everyone was put up in a hotel, “I’m super busy right now can you call me later?” was her response.
After going to the building, owned by The Alexander Group out of Madison, Wis., the manager was there but wouldn’t let us inside. She said only leaseholders were allowed inside the building.
Nearly four days later, Williams was told they would put her up in a hotel at least until the end of the week. Still, Williams didn’t think enough was done.
“I still think a lot of residents are clueless as to what’s going on and how long it will be,” Williams said.
Tenants haven’t been given a time span of how long electricity will be out in the building or whether or not they will be reimbursed.
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