Residents forced out of affordable housing complex in Garner
Posted March 29
Updated March 30
Garner, N.C. — Residents who are being forced to move out of their Garner Apartment Complex are meeting Wednesday night to discuss their options.
Two weeks ago, residents of the Forest Hill Apartments on 7th Avenue walked out to find notices on their doors that they would have to move out by April 30 due to renovations.
The paper also stated that the new owner would no longer be taking any form of housing assistance.
Most of the current residents in the complex rely on assistance and now they feel they have nowhere to turn.
"We don’t have a lot of section 8 communities to choose from," said Cecilia Ebron. "So, will another realtor go into another community and push those people out?"
Ebron moved into the community with her elderly mother five years ago.
Residents like Ebron hope to come out of the meeting with answers and a little more peace of mind than they had before.
The county has come to an agreement with the property owner, and residents will have until June 15 to move out.