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Durham working with apartment complex to help evicted tenants

Posted October 5, 2012 2:42 p.m. EDT
Updated October 5, 2012 5:36 p.m. EDT

— City officials said Friday that they are working with a Durham apartment complex to give evicted residents more time to find new places to live.

The nonprofit foundation that owns of Lincoln Apartments, on Lakeland Street near the North Carolina Central University campus, issued eviction notices this week to all residents of the complex.

Deputy City Manager Keith Chadwell said many of the low-income residents are behind on their rent, so the foundation is losing money and cannot afford proper maintenance. A majority of the apartments have minor or major housing code violations because of the delayed repairs, he said.

Durham County officials are coordinated efforts to find other low-income housing for the residents, Chadwell said.