Durham, North Carolina – A group of Durham residents who were previously told they need to find new places to live by the end of the year have since received good news.
WRAL has learned that no tenants will be evicted at the end of the month from Braswell Apartments.
The mayor and other city officials met with both the tenants and the new owner. Many residents of the North Buchanan Boulevard complex are disabled, elderly, or raising young children.
The news also comes after dozens of people gathered around those tenants who were told late last month that they would have to vacate their homes before New Years Eve. Residents said they were shocked when ‘they received a letter on November 29 stating that by the end of December they would be deported.
In an earlier story, a sales contract shared with WRAL News included a clause requiring Braswell Properties to notify tenants that they must move out by January as a condition of selling the property to Reformation Asset Management. But Braswell owner Varon Braswell said Reformation Asset Management owner Charles Bulthuis “took the plunge” into the process by sending a letter to tenants on Nov. 29 giving them until Dec. 31 to vacate their homes. houses.