Garner Residents in Subsidized Housing Face Increased Rent, Eviction

Garner Residents in Subsidized Housing Face Increased Rent, Eviction

Veteran east Raleigh activist Octavia Rainey quickly got the word when residents of a Garner apartment complex learned that their subsidized rents would quintuple to market rates by April 1—which meant, in short, that they were facing eviction. On Monday, she headed a delegation of more than two dozen residents of Forest Hills Apartments during Wake County commissioners’ public comment period.

Rainey and dozens of people who live in the Garner complex said they recently received letters from owners EPC LLC, of Chapel Hill, telling them they would have to pay market rent on April 1, and that they could be evicted if they weren’t out of their subsidized apartments by April 30.…

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