CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)- About 200 Charlotte-Mecklenburg school students will be displaced because of development. The Silver Oak Apartment complex, in east Charlotte, will soon be torn down and replaced with a newer development. Residents received a notice to vacate last month.
Nearly 300 residents have to find a new place by January 10.
"I had no idea this was coming," Silver Oak Apartment Neighbor Shaera Davis said. "Not at all."
Davis has two kids who attend Rama Road ES. She is not the only parent concerned. There are 100 students from Rama Road, 56 students from East Meck High School and 46 students from McClintock MS all in need of housing.
Davis said she realized she was on a month to month lease but wasn't suspicious of that. She says management said her lease was to be longer.
"That's what they told us," Davis said. "And we assumed it would be for an entire year.'