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Court hearing continues for Magnuson Hotel

Posted: 8:51 AM, Oct 10, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-10 13:03:08-04

 An Ingham County judge is expected to rule on Monday whether homeless people staying at the Magnuson Hotel will be evicted.

In September, the city of Lansing asked the court to issue an injunction prohibiting the eviction for up to 120 days.

At a hearing in September Judge James Jamo delayed his ruling but extended a temporary restraining order, giving the city at least 3 weeks to relocate the nearly 100 residents. In that time Lansing's Human Relations and Community Services Director Joan Jackson Johnson says they've moved about half of the residents.

Jackson Johnson says there are still 30 people staying at the hotel and they have been harder to find housing for.