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Jasmine Johnson and her family now have a rental house in west Charlotte.
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One of Charlotte's biggest housing stories this year has been the effort to find homes for hundreds of displaced residents at Lake Arbor apartments in west Charlotte.

Owners of Lake Arbor Apartments in west Charlotte want all residents out by Dec. 31 to make way for "revitalization and improvement."
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United Way of Central Carolinas officials say they have raised nearly $270,000 to help residents displaced from the Lake Arbor apartment complex in west Charlotte. United Way Director and CEO Laura Clark says the funds will be used for a variety of needs.

Owners of Lake Arbor Apartments in west Charlotte want all residents out by Dec. 31 to make way for "revitalization and improvement."
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Saturday is the deadline for the first group of tenants to move out from Lake Arbor Apartments in west Charlotte, after the New York-based owners announced plans to shut the complex for major renovations. 

New York investors who own Lake Arbor Apartments say they'll spend at least $2 million over the next year to renovate the complex.
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Residents of the Lake Arbor Apartments in west Charlotte pleaded with City Council on Monday night for help in finding a new place to live. The owners of the 300-unit complex have said all residents must leave so they can renovate the units.

Owners of Lake Arbor Apartments in west Charlotte want all residents out by Dec. 31 to make way for "revitalization and improvement."
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Tenants being displaced by the planned closure of a west Charlotte apartment complex need about $350,000 for temporary housing and other relocation assistance. That's based on an assessment by social service agencies that have met with tenants of the run-down Lake Arbor Apartments off Tuckaseegee Road.  

Doris Deese (right) and her son Curtis are looking for new housing after they learned they have to leave Lake Arbor Apartments by year's end.
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Despite announcements of new projects this year, affordable housing remains in short supply in Charlotte as the city loses existing units to redevelopment. The housing squeeze got even tighter two weeks ago when owners of the run-down Lake Arbor Apartments on Charlotte's west side announced they're shutting it down for renovations and kicking out tenants.

New York investors who own Lake Arbor Apartments say they'll spend at least $2 million over the next year to renovate the complex.
DAVID BORAKS / WFAE

A lawyer for owners of the run-down Lake Arbor Apartments in west Charlotte says they decided to move all tenants out to make it easier to renovate the complex - and to avoid mounting expenses, including fines for building code violations.

Owners of Lake Arbor Apartments in west Charlotte want all residents out by Dec. 31 to make way for "revitalization and improvement."
DAVID BORAKS / WFAE

Owners of Lake Arbor Apartments in west Charlotte have ordered residents to vacate the run-down complex to make way for major renovations. The owners are offering financial incentives, but legal advocates are warning tenants to beware of strings attached to the deal.