Center opens for residents of condemned apartments

Center opens for asbestos-condemned apartments

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- A recovery center will open in Virginia Beach to help dozens of people who were forced from their apartments.

Many of the homes at the Waypoint at Lynnhaven had to be condemned over the weekend, due to asbestos exposure following Hurricane Matthew.

The recovery center is meant to help those displaced residents try to figure out their next steps and assist with clothing and housing needs.

Residents are upset, because they can't get into their apartments to grab their belongings. Management is also asking tenants to sign a waiver, releasing their rights to sue.

As far as next steps, Virginia Beach officials want residents to fill out assessment forms to try to figure out what it is they have lost and what they need.

Here is all the information you need to know about this recovery center: it is near the Waypoint apartments at the Church of Holy Apostles. That address is 1593 Lynnhaven Parkway.

The shelter is going to be open from 11 a.m. Tuesday until 7 p.m. Thursday. All flood victims impacted by Hurricane Matthew are welcome there.

As residents arrived to the recovery center on Tuesday, a non-profit group called Hotel Kids arrived with a truckload of donations for the displaced families.

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