Annual inspections of 127 public housingÂ apartments this monthÂ led to four evictions for criminal and drug-related activities, the Oak Ridge Housing Authority announced Thursday.
Three of the evictions resulted in charges against a family member, a ORHA press release said. No one was charged in the fourth case due to the nature of the offense.
“However, in accordance with our policies, the offense will result in the family losing their housing assistance with ORHA,” the press release said. It did not give more information.
The press release said anotherÂ eviction is possible, pending the outcome of an investigation by the Oak Ridge Police Department.
The ORHA inspections were conducted Sept. 17-20 with help from theÂ ORPD K-9 squad. The K-9 squads looked for drugs or criminal-related activity, the press release said.
It said theÂ ORPD and ORHA will respond toÂ drug-related and criminal violations, followingÂ policies and lease agreements. Meanwhile, apartment items that need repairs will be reported toÂ the ORHA maintenance staff.
The Housing Authority said includingÂ the ORPDÂ in the annual inspections helps the agencyÂ provide safe, affordable housing.
For more information, visit www.orha.net or call at (865) 482-1006, ext. 125.