Eviction reprieve for Colo. family in shoplifting case
Tanya Abbey was convinced she and her family wouldn't be able to stay in their home for Christmas after her 13-year-old son Oran got caught shoplifting a pair of shoes - an act that violated the family's lease.
However, Dan Whalen, Executive Director of Housing Resources of Western Colorado said in regards to Abbey's claim they would be evicted from their home at the Garden Village Apartments, "I can unequivocally state that under no circumstances will any tenant at this project be required to vacate prior to or during the upcoming holidays."
The Garden Village Apartments also confirmed that although tenants are subject to compliance to federal, state and local laws, they would not evict someone over a minor's shoplifting charge.
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