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City connects current occupants of condemned apartment to assistance

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A few families are facing eviction after their apartment building was condemned by the city.

Now, they’re getting the help they need ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

"It's important that we go out and help these folks whether it's Thanksgiving or not," said Jaime Gaskin.

Gaskin, the CEO of the United Way of Genesee County, speaks passionately about the people that once lived at the Ballenger Court Apartments.

Jenifer Wilson is thankful the city connected her and her three children to the United Way. Wilson is optimistic for the future, despite being evicted from her home.

“Because I know they going to have somewhere to go that's wonderful, that's warm with lights an heat," Wilson said.

And that's something Wilson and her children didn't have at Ballenger Court.

“Yesterday, a team went out and kind of went door to door out there at the Ballenger Court Apartments to try and help families in individually find a new place here before holidays,” Gaskin said. "I know it could be worse for somebody else that couldn't handle it, but we had been doing it we could be worse than we are right now."

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