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UPDATE: Hearing for evicted tenants

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By: Brittany Paris
BParis@klkntv.com

It's been a devastating few days for tenants at an apartment complex near 56th and Benton.

On Friday, 24 unites were given an eviction notice, saying they had to be out within a few day.  On Sunday, many were packing up to move.

"It's incredible, you know, going from Friday night to when we got served with papers and no one knew what was going on. It was crazy," one tenant said.
On Tuesday, Legal Aid of Nebraska filed on behalf of the tenants, asking a judge to give the residents a little more time to figure out where they will go.  As of Wednesday, they have 60 days.

"Sixty days will help us stack up some money and look for somewhere else. So, hopefully we get somewhere," Cameron Ross said.

Ross has lived in one of the units with his wife for a few months, he said even though extra time will help, it still doesn't bring back the money his landlord took.

"I've been there since October, so that's what, 5 or 6 months. So that's a couple thousand dollars free to him," Ross said.

Legal Aid is representing a few of the tenants but there are still a lot of residents who don't know about the 60 day extension.
 
Since Legal Aid can't represent everyone, they're working with other attorneys to make sure all the tenants have representation.

Many of the tenants are out thousands of dollars from rent and deposits they've paid.  Fannie May is working to help residents with moving costs.  Another hearing is scheduled for May 9th.  Legal Aid is hoping to reach an agreement before then.

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