- Associated Press - Sunday, September 7, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska tenants can be forced to move on short notice when authorities decide apartment buildings or homes are unsafe if landlords won’t make repairs.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports (https://bit.ly/YnMjPa ) Nebraska is unusual in that it doesn’t require landlords who refuse to make repairs to pay any of their tenants’ relocation costs.

In Lincoln, Tina Tafoya will officially lose her apartment near the Capitol on Monday morning. Tafoya had less than two weeks to find a new home and a deposit, and she lives on a $698 monthly disability check.

Mary Morris-Braun, who works helping tenants at Lincoln’s Community Action Partnership, says this situation is uncommon, but it would be a big help if landlords were required to help with moving expenses in these cases.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, https://www.journalstar.com

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