Crucial hearing in the Sara Oyola eviction case set for 9/11

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By Carmen Glover

As low income tenants continue to be displaced from their homes in the Southside of Williamsburg, tenants and their advocates have been publicly seeking support. One tenant in particular, Sara Oyolo, who resides at 273 Lee Avenue, is in dire straits. On Monday, September 11, at 9:00 a.m., she will appear in court to make a desperate attempt to remain in her home and avoid eviction.

Oyola will participate in a hearing at the U.S. District Court, 225 Cadman Plaza East in Brooklyn. During the hearing, the judge will make a final determination if she will be evicted, like her landlord wants, or if she will be given another reprieve. Oyola is a tenant leader and Los Sures Lucha member, who has spoken about her landlord’s attempts to evict her from the only home she has known for decades.

This past Wednesday, September 6, Southside United HDFC-Los Sures, under its tenant organizing arm Los Sures Lucha, joined Brooklyn Legal  Services Corporation A to rally on Oyola’s behalf in an attempt to stop the eviction proceedings. While the outcome of Monday’s hearing is not certain, Oyola is hoping that she will have strength in numbers when she and the landlord appear before the judge yet again.

If you would like to show your support, join Oyola, Los Sures Lucha and other advocates for the hearing.


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