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Austin may spend $600,000 to move tenants from crumbling complex

After five years of inspections, fines and legal fights, this week might mark the end of the road for two deteriorating apartment buildings whose tenants are being relocated under a judge’s order.

The Austin City Council is expected Thursday to provide as much as $600,000 to move the tenants to housing elsewhere, marking the first time in recent years the city has sought funding to relocate families because of substandard housing. Meanwhile, the owners of the apartment buildings at 1127 and 1205 E. 52nd St. face a court hearing and possible jail for contempt of court on Friday.

“It shouldn’t take this long, and I’m glad they’re accelerating this court action the way that they have,” said Council Member Greg Casar, whose District 4 includes the complex. “If someone is living in dangerous conditions, our city needs to work faster.”

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