300 Dallas Residents Told to ‘Pack Up & Get Out’ of Their Homes

DALLAS -- For most people, Halloween means candy, costume parties, and freaky fun! But this year, more than 300 residents in West Dallas are getting more tricks than treats.

HMK Properties, a company that owns a lot full of low-income houses is kicking tenants of out of their homes by October 31. Raul Reyes with Los Altos Neighborhood Association says several families are being left in the dark about their eviction.

"A lot of it is just confusion," Reyes told NewsFix. They're blaming the landlord for evicting them or kicking them out."

In a statement, HMK claims it's closing 305 of its 430 rentals because "the city of Dallas is forcing" them to take action.

The city fired back saying "they're not forcing HMK to evict its tenants", they want them to "comply with minimum housing standards designed to protect residents health and safety."

But now the residents are facing an even bigger horror story: Homelessness

"They don't know who to place blame on, other than obviously the slumlord," Reyes added. "In my opinion there's a lot more to that."

We reached out to Dallas' Mayor, Mike Rawlings, and he says he'll do everything he can "to ensure that HMK tenants are not put out on the streets."

"Bottom line there's going to be people with out homes at the end of the month," Reyes said. "300 people? It's an issue... it's a crisis!"

Here's hoping by Thanksgiving, these people will have something to be thankful for!