Atlantic City kids face eviction

    Councilman works on plan to keep children and sister of slain woman from losing their home.

    A deal is in the works for two children who lost their mother in an Atlantic City shooting last week to keep their home. A city councilman hopes to create an exemption to make sure the children won’t be evicted.

    Jan Williams was shot to death September 8th as she sat in front of her Atlantic City home. Her two children and sister also live there. But because Mary Williams’ name is not on the lease, the 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.”

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    “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.”

    Small says work is under way to set up a fund for the children.

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