American Can’s low-income residents to be evicted, but granted until October to clear out

Wednesday's announcement gives the affected tenants seven more months to find somewhere else to live, as well as access to housing counselors and a relocation stipend.
News Story (Louisiana)

Chad Calder
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
February 1, 2017

Tags: Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS)


“We are pleased that under the agreement worked out by the parties, the vulnerable tenants at the American Can will have more time and resources to locate alternative housing or to identify an additional subsidy to cover market rent,” said Hannah Adams of Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, a nonprofit clinic that provides legal aid for the poor.

“I’m happy that we were able to get more time to try and find an affordable place to live, but this one agreement isn’t a permanent solution to the housing crisis,” said resident Annie Tucker in a statement released by Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s office. “I certainly hope that other people facing similar issues recognize that we got results by coming forward, standing together and asking the city to intervene.”