Residents could be left homeless after Oklahoma motel closes

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OKLAHOMA CITY-- Vanessa Hines says she just found out yesterday that her family has to leave their home by Friday.

"We have five days to move," she says.

The owners of the Route 66 Inn reached a deal with the city health inspectors that they would have everyone out by Friday so they could begin demolition of the buildings.

The structures have been riddled with problems.

"Mold-like substances on the walls. We found some rooms with no smoke detectors. Some rooms don't even have a window anymore."

"We came across one room that had the bed bug infestation."

In fact, we were out at this same motel in January, when residents were complaining they had no running water.

In one room today, we could clearly see the walls were riddled with black mold

Vanessa says these bumps on her arms are bed bug bites.

Not the ideal place to live, but it's been home for about a year for Vanessa's family.

Now, she says she doesn't know where they'll go.

"All I can do is work until and try to hope and pray that we find something that we can move into before Friday," she says.

About 25 to 30 other people are in the same boat. Some are children, others disabled, wondering if they'll be left homeless.

"And that's basically what it's it'll probably end up for us. Because I don't know what's going to happen," says Vanessa.

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