Mayor's Office

Press Release

City of Houston Negotiates Plan for Angel Ridge Apartments

residents can stay and code problems will be fixed

 

October 30, 2010 -- Mayor Annise Parker has announced a deal with the lien holder for the Angel Ridge Apartments at 8600 Sterlingshire St. that will result in correction of the health and safety problems that forced an earlier order to vacate the complex.  “US Bank, based on Chicago, has paid the $28,000 outstanding water bill and will be making all necessary repairs,” said Mayor Parker.  “Residents no longer have to look for new housing.  I am happy the bank has stepped in and agreed to work with the City.  The City Legal Department and all other City staff involved should be commended for their work in achieving this positive outcome.” 

 

The Bank agreed to the following conditions:

 

  • Payment in full of the delinquent City water bill totaling $28,020.54
  • Payment in full of any other outstanding utility bills
  • Resolution of all code related issues identified in a June 22, 2010 City inspection
  • Resolution of any additional issues that may be identified during an inspection scheduled for November 1, 2010
  • Any vacant buildings on the premises must be secured

 

All safety repairs must be made by close of business November 5, 2010. These conditions will be included in a court order placing the property in receivership.

 

Although welcome to stay, residents are not bound to continue living at the complex.  In fact, some may have already signed new leases with other nearby apartments.  Volunteer lawyers will be on hand through the weekend to help.