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The eviction is illegal and you can sue the landlord for such an illegal eviction. You would be awarded money damages for finding a place to stay and storage of your property.
You can sue in small claims court. Small claims court is designed to be "user friendly" so that you can present a claim without an attorney. Also, it moves much more quickly than regular court. You can get the necessary forms to start from the clerk of the court.
You can also use the following link to demand access to your apartment:
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