Tenants sue after Harvey eviction

Perez is among four tenants who are suing Crossroads Apartments in Victoria for allegedly removing personal property from apartments rented by families displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

News Story (Texas)

Marina Riker
Victoria Advocate (TX)
October 18, 2017

Tags: Disaster Recovery, Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)


The lawsuit alleges their landlord unlawfully seized property and didn’t return it, in addition to wrongfully evicting the families without proper legal process.

According to the lawsuit, Linda’s Rentals, which owns the property, didn’t give notice to the families that they were moving new tenants into the homes. The company also refused to return hundreds of dollars in personal belongings to families who lived there, according to the lawsuit filed by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.

“We wanted to make sure that the community understands what’s going on,” said Hank Bostwick, the tenants’ attorney.