State Representative meets with Lookout Mountain Suites residents

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – A letter recently went out to guests at Lookout Mountain Suites.

It’s to give people a month’s notice that the extended motel would be closing for renovations.

“I’m a little worried,” Pamela Riley said

Riley has lived at the motel with her husband for around 3 months.

She is one of less than 200 people that live there.

And, For Riley, this isn’t the first time she’s had to deal with something like this.

“Moving from place to another because they decided to shut down or change management. So, here we are again,” Riley said.

With the extra costs surrounding an apartment, like a deposit, she’s concerned about finding an affordable place to stay.

“It’s almost impossible to find something,” Riley said.

Thursday afternoon, State Rep. Yusuf Hakeem, local leaders, and representatives with organizations came to the motel to meet with residents.

“We’re hopeful it’s an awakening in our community that we have people not just in this instances, but moving forward who need help and assistance and we’re trying to connect people with services,” State Rep. Yusuf Hakeem, (D) Chattanooga, said.

Residents were given a questionnaire from the Chattanooga Opportunity Center asking what services are needed.

The survey is a way to find residents agencies and organizations that might be able help out as folks look for another place to stay.

Guests can stay at the motel until the closing date.

The motel closes March 12th.

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