Tenants upset with eviction notices

Posted at 7:13 AM, May 31, 2016

Tuesday at 6 p.m. the Buffalo Common Council will hold public hearing to talk about the Shoreline Apartment renovation project.

Norstar Development USA is the company that owns the apartments. The company gave tenants eviction notices last week.

According to an article in the Buffalo News the company told tenants renovations would be done in three phases but now that's changed to two.

Nearly 200 people have six months to move out and find a new affordable housing. The complexes they're in now will be demolished and replaced with newer homes.

Tenants said they won't be able to find low-income housing by November. They're asking Norstar to postpone construction for a year.

The complexes along Niagara Street in Buffalo are being torn down and rebuilt. The company said it would help current tenants find new housing.

If tenants want to live in the new complexes Norstar said they have to reapply.

Tuesday's meeting starts at 6 p.m. at Buffalo City Hall.