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20 Homeless After Ceilings Fall In Penn Hills Row Apartments

Code enforcement officials have condemned a building housing several row apartments near Pittsburgh, after cold weather contributed to ceiling collapses that are leaving 20 people homeless.

Eight of those forced Tuesday to seek other shelter in Penn Hills are children.

Penn Hills officials say nobody was hurt by the crumbling ceilings, but officials have determined the buildings are unsafe.

Landlord Daniel Guy acknowledged the buildings had problems with leaking water that were apparently aggravated by frigid temperatures in the teens. He says he'll work with code enforcement officials to repair the units in hopes the residents can return.

The American Red Cross was helping those left homeless. They were moved temporarily to a nearby community center.