Eldery tenants evicted from Near East Side apartments without explanation

The owner of the Bryden House apartmentson Columbus' Near East Side is ending the leases of a number of elderly, low-income tenants, leaving many wondering why.

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Encarnacion Pyle
Columbus Dispatch
January 22, 2016

Tags: Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society of Columbus


The short notice concerns Ben Horne, a lawyer with the Legal Aid Society of Columbus. He believes that though the move is legal, the owner didn’t allow enough time to find new housing.

He’d like management to give residents, many of whom are elderly or disabled, more time to locate an apartment.

“Finding a new place would be very difficult,” said Horne, who met this week with several tenants at the apartment building at 1555 Bryden Road.