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Hi Billijean. What State are you in? Did the eviction notice give any indication of what court or when the court issued an order?
Unfortunately it sounds like you are in a month-to-month rental situation because no lease was signed prior to your moving in. In a month-to-month the landlord can issue a legal notice to quit. However, you do have your day in court. I recommend that you go to court on March 3rd and explain your situation to the Judge. Likewise, talk to the landlord or their attorney for enough time for you to find another place. If they will not work with you then ask the court for sufficient time. You can also find out if there is a reason why the landlord wants you out (for example, nonpayment of rent, creating disturbances, etcetera). If you can work out your differences then ask for a lease. If you can't then your best bet is to ask for more time so you are no evicted as soon as the landlord wants.
I hope this helps. If you need a clarification let me know.
[Disclaimer: this response does not establish a lawyer-client relationship or legal advice under law.]