Mudslide evacuees cost Yonkers $75K in housing

Yonkers is paying tens of thousands of dollars a week to house the tenants who were forced to evacuate their homes due to a mudslide.



Crews have been clearing tons of mud after a retaining wall collapsed a week ago behind the apartment building at 95-97 Walsh Road.



Municipal housing officials say 65 of the 109 tenants evacuated are now being housed at the Ramada Inn on Tuckahoe Road. They say the hotel expenses, along with buses to get the tenants to appointments and overtime for employees to get the job done is adding up.



Joseph Shuldiner, of the Municipal Housing Authority, says it is costing the city $75,000 a week. That total does not include repairs being made to the building.



Tenants have not been given a date when they can move back in.


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