GARNER, North Carolina (WTVD) — Dozens of tenants at Forest Hills Apartments in Garner are fearing the worst after being notified last week that their public assistance would no longer be honored starting the first of April.

“It should not be that easy for someone to come and just say, ‘OK, I have enough money to buy this property, I want you out,'” one woman told town leaders at a meeting last night.

At least one expert says it may not be that easy.

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Dave Layfield, CEO of Affordable Housing Online, said “It would appear this displacement is unlawful.” Layfield profiled Forest Hills and wrote this FAQ on the rights and benefits tenants have.

“I strongly encourage existing tenants not move until they consult with HUD about their rights,” Layfield said. “Very often, new owners of Project-Based Section 8 properties are unaware of the regulations and protections afforded their tenants.”

RESOURCES:
Basic Property Information: corporate registration
Registered agent: Daniel Eller and his NC entities
Eller Capital Partners
Affordable housing info for Wake County
Raleigh Housing Authority and Section 8

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