On the evening of July 14, 2009 a fire destroyed a portion of building B at Henry on the Park Apartments, causing over two million dollars of damage to the building, and additional property loss and displacement expenses incurred by residents in 20 apartment units. While no serious injuries resulted from the fire, the event caused a great deal of stress and discomfort throughout the community.
It was soon revealed that the fire had been intentionally set by a resident who was receiving care as part of a psychiatric treatment program called Project Transition. Project Transition had begun leasing apartments at Henry on th
With the July 14th fire, the presence of Project Transition became public knowledge. Project Transition continues to provide psychiatric treatment at Henry on the Park. To learn more about the fire and Project Transition at Henry on the Park, read the July 23 article published in the Chestnut Hill Local.
The July 14 arson fire exposed other glaring issues, including:
Recognizing the need to defend their rights and improve their quality of life in our community, a group of residents immediately began meeting. More than 100 residents rallied on July 16, and HOPTA was born. The Henry on the Park Tenants Association was incorporated in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania on January 13, 2010.
If you are a resident at Henry on the Park, please join HOPTA today, the HOPTA Board of Directors has set dues at $15 per person per year. If you are a prospective tenant, welcome to Henry on the Park! Continue reading to learn about our accomplishments in improving the quality of life at Henry on the Park.
Our mission is to advocate for and protect the rights and privileges of the residents of Henry on the Park Apartments by working with property management and taking actions to improve and maintain a healthy, safe and friendly living environment assuring a positive quality of life for all residents.
Although we are still a young organization, HOPTA has accomplished great things:
Despite these accomplishments, the property owners refuse to meet with representatives of the tenants association. However, the owners are responding by distributing their own newsletter and planning social events for residents. Because the property owner never had programs of this nature prior to the formation of a tenants association, we believe these recent actions of management are a direct response to our efforts to improve the quality of life at Henry on the Park.