HUMBLE, Texas – Two people were arrested after the Harris County Fire Marshalls Office and the Harris County Sheriff’s Deputies Office shut down an unpermitted boarding home Monday morning.
The facility, which allegedly had no permits to operate as a group home, was located in the 7300 block of Lonesome Woods Trail in Humble.
According to authorities, two people were arrested, five residents were evaluated and one person was transported to Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.
The HCFMO said the remaining four residents were picked up by family or friends.
KPRC2 spoke with the man who leases the home with his wife, Michael Green Sr. He said the house was shut down unexpectedly after being told he would have more time to bring it up to code and get the proper permit.
“What was it Friday? The Harris County sheriffs came and told us you have 30 days to get done what we need to get done,” Green said.
He maintains although he didn’t have the proper paperwork, the people living in the house were well taken care of.
“If I had the number and locations of the people that were here, each one of them would tell you they got better care here than in a nursing home,” Green said.
A list of permitted boarding homes in unincorporated Harris County can be found on the Fire Marshal’s website.