Patten Towers residents' hotel stays extended

Patten Towers residents' hotel stays extended

June 7th, 2013 by Louie Brogdon in Local - Breaking News

Patten Towers resident Gloria Colvin, right, waits with her belongings for her room assignment after being relocated from temporary emergency housing at the Brainerd Recreation Complex to the downtown Motel 6 as Patten Towers is repaired from a basement fire.

Photo by Dan Henry/Times Free Press.

Officials at PK Management say displaced Patten Towers residents will stay in hotels through mid-June but could not comment on what happens after that date.

Tim Sheets, social services coordinator for the management company, which operates Patten Towers as a Section 8 housing facility for the elderly and disabled, said today during a community social services meeting at the American Red Cross on McAllie Ave. that residents would stay in hotels until June 17.

Representatives from numerous social service organizations in Chattanooga attended and volleyed questions at Sheets, who mostly did not comment on specifics about future housing or transportation plans for residents.

Initially, the residents had been set to stay in hotels for seven days.

Read more in Saturday's Times Free Press.