Former Property Owner Evicted from Foreclosed Harlingen Home

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HARLINGEN – Residents of a Harlingen community are saying they finally feel safe. The owner of a home that’s averaged about 48 police calls a year was evicted.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS reported about problems at the home on West Monroe Avenue in Harlingen.

The home was foreclosed on and was scheduled to be demolished by the city. 

There was only one problem; the previous owner of the property was refusing to leave. As a result, the city was unable to have the home demolished. 

Harlingen’s planning and development director Rodrigo Davila said the new owner of the property was finally successful in evicting the old owner.

“So he came to us. We directed him to go talk to our police department, who directed him to go talk to the constable’s office, who is in charge of issuing eviction notices. And that is how he was able to get the owner out,” said Davila.

The city is working with the new owner to demolish the property as quickly as possible.

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