Tenants of condemned Harrisburg apartments face eviction deadline

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Tenants of a condemned apartment building on Mulberry Street face eviction if they’re not moved out by Tuesday.

The city last month told residents to leave the eight-unit apartment building, part of the McFarland apartment complex where a retaining wall next to the parking lot collapsed May 5. After a further collapse during a June 25 rainstorm, officials said the remaining wall wasn’t safe and there was a risk of further collapse.

Matthew Sachs has lived in the apartment building for six months and doesn’t want the hassle of relocating.

“It’s been a long, grueling process,” Sachs said. “We’ve been trying to get help as much as we can. We’re still waiting. We’ve been trying the local church that helps with rental systems. It’s been about two weeks. It’s been a struggle. We’re barely making ends meet.”

City officials have said the apartments must remain vacant until an engineer determines the building is completely stable.

The city also condemned a tire storage facility at Howard Tire and Auto, at 205 South Cameron Street, and it ordered McFarland to clean up the debris that fell on the building.

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