Jan Williams was killed last week, but now her sister and children face eviction because of HUD rules. An Atlantic City Councilman is working to craft an exception.
A deal is in the works for two children who lost their mother in an Atlantic City shooting last week to keep their home. The goal is to create an exemption to make sure the kids won’t be evicted from federally funded housing.
Jan Williams was shot to death September 8 as she sat in front of her Atlantic City home. Her two children and sister also resided there, but Mary Williams’ name wasn’t on the lease, which means the whole family has two weeks to vacate the property. Atlantic City Councilman Marty Small says he is working on an exemption to let the family stay.
“Technically she doesn’t have any rights to the apartment and that’s a HUD rule,” he says. “However, I’ve been working with the district manager Roger Williams of Interstate Realty management and he’s been working with representatives of HUD and we’re pretty sure we’re going to be able to accommodate the sister so she will be able to take over her sister’s apartment. The ball is in motion now and I’m pretty sure we’re going to have a happy ending.”
Councilman Small says there is also work underway to set up a fund for their children.