Extreme Hoarder House in Koreatown being cleaned up – NBC Los Angeles

Neighbors were delighted Thursday when an extreme hamster house in Koreatown was cleaned up after years of complaints.

“I’m so happy – everyone in the church is happy,” said Leticia Ruiz.

Erika Radich lives in the house adjoining the hamster house on Harvard Boulevard. Residents had complained to the city of Los Angeles about the unchecked hoarding situation for years.

“I think it’s a blessing,” said Radich of the cleanup that finally happened after the media covered it.

“To create this huge bunch of I don’t know what, you have to have some problems, I think. I’m sorry to be critical of you, but I’m worried.”

The clean-up starts on Thursday morning in a daycare center. Hetty Chang will report for NBC4 News on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021.

LA County Mental Health workers arrived earlier this week and got the homeowner to sign the agreement to let the town in and evacuate.

A house was a thorn in the side for years until the city cleaned it up.

“I feel relieved. You know, I mean, this has been going on for too long and it’s kind of overwhelming,” said neighbor Dwayne Jones.

Neighbors stood by and watched the stuff – piled two to three meters high – being dragged away; A total of 14 dump trucks.

The whole front yard is free now. However, the backyard can be the most challenging.

“It’s just an unsafe thing, you know? I’m sure there are loads of critters and bugs buried there, ”said Jones.

K-Town Hoarder House has been a nuisance to neighbors for years

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