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Court order still blocking evictions of homeless from hotel

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A restraining order blocking a Lansing hotel from evicting dozens of homeless people will remain in place as a judge hears the case.

The Lansing State Journal reports that a hearing started Tuesday in Ingham County Circuit Court and will resume at a later date.

Mayor Virg Bernero declared a housing emergency after Magnuson Hotel management informed people living there that it would close for renovations.

The city asked the court for an injunction prohibiting the eviction of 91 people. City officials have been working on a plan to find housing for those being displaced.

The Homeless Angels nonprofit rents rooms at the Magnuson for the homeless.

Magnuson regional manager Yingtao Xiao has said hotel owner Alvin Peh may never allow Homeless Angels clients back to the property.

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