Texas CPS Takes Custody of Children Living With Parents in Self-Storage Unit


Child Protective Services (CPS) has taken custody of six children found living with their parents in a self-storage unit in Houston.

The Leonard family had been living in a 10,000-square-foot air-conditioned unit for the past five years. The family has outfitted the unit with beds, a bath tub, a microwave and two computers. It does not have running water, which was one of the reasons CPS took custody of the children. The Leonards access water via a five-gallon drum.  

According to Charlomane Leonard, the facility owner, Toby Hill, knew the family was living in the facility unit. All six children have been placed with family relatives. A hearing on Aug. 16 will determine the next step.


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