The city of Hagerstown has condemned an apartment building on an alley off West Church Street, forcing tenants in six units to find new homes.
John Lestitian, the city's chief code compliance officer, said the 12 units at 177-199 Berkson Ave. have problems severe enough to shut down the building.
Lestitian said the roof is leaking and there are signs of what appears to be mold.
Derek Hutzell, 28, a tenant, said his ceiling in his apartment caved in.
The city ordered a section of the building that includes Hutzell's apartment to be torn down, Lestitian said.
Some apartments were inspected Sept. 29 and had to be vacated right away. The rest of the units had to be vacated by Oct. 5.
Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation records say Henry T. Piper Sr. of Williamsport owns the property.
Piper did not return a message left at his home Thursday afternoon. Later, a woman answered the phone and said she'd try to reach him, but he didn't return the call.