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Good morning. I am sorry to hear about this. Just to be clear, you are already receiving assistance from the State? I understand you want to stay in the area but have you looked outside of the area for something a little more affordable?
I understand. If you can not find an apartment in the school zone and vacate, when the landlord asks, then they would have a legal right to proceed through the court and seek to obtain an eviction against you. As long as they have a right to ask you to leave, you do need to comply and if they are unwilling to wait and cooperate with you, they can decide to evict. If they obtain the eviction and you remain, then the Sheriff could come by and remove you.
Yes, it is hard. The issue and the reason why the landlord may be able to do this is because there is no lease in effect. If there was a lease, then you would be allowed to stay until it expires. However, if they want to sell it or allow another party to live there, they legally can.