TEMPLE HILLS, Md. - More than 300 residents in Temple Hills have been forced out of their homes after the condo association responsible for the building they live in failed to pay a massive debt of over $1 million for past due utilities. This resulted in the electricity and gas being cut off at the Lynnhill Condominiums on Tuesday.
Authorities have posted notices for residents to vacate the building and they are being given three days to find other housing accommodations as the property will be closed off. Even with no power or heat, many residents with nowhere to go still stayed at their units overnight on what was the coldest night so far this fall.
Prince George’s County said they are attempting to assist these residents to find other housing and resources along with transportation to help relocate them.
There has also been an outpouring of support from local churches along with several organizations such as the American Red Cross and Salvation Army coming together to bring food and clothing donations as well as temporary shelter. Two moving companies have also been helping tenants move their belongings at no cost.
So how can you help?
Prince George’s County has established a “Neighbors in Need Fund" for donations. To donate, go to thecommunityfoundation.org/donate.
American Red Cross National Capital Region: www.redcross.org/local/washington-dc
The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command: www.SalvationArmyNCA.org
Anyone in need of help or would like to offer help can also call the Homeless Hotline at 888-731-0999, 301-864-7095 or 301-532-3219.