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PROSPECT-LEFFERT GARDENS, Brooklyn — “Today, a lady, Ms. Lane came and told me that I was leaving today and that if I don’t leave the police were going to be called,” said Jasmine Chevres outside her apartment building at 60 Clarkson Avenue in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens.

If her story sounds familiar, it’s probably because you’ve heard it before from tenants in the same building.

“It was like the last minute, like I was nervous, you want me to pack all my stuff up and just move,” tenants told PIX11’s James Ford back in July.

Every tenant at 60 Clarkson received the written notice back then. This week, dozens of tenants received a similar letter. This time on letterhead from the Department of Homeless Services.

Despite repeated phone calls and messages to DHS Wednesday we could not confirm the letter’s authenticity.

“My kids in school in this area, so how does that work out?” asked Hilonka Saldana after learning she might have to move. “They’re not even telling me where we’re going.”

Tenants like Saldana have lived in the building for years. That’s because landlord Barry Hers kicked out rent regulated tenants to make the building part of the Cluster Scatter Site Housing Program for homeless families.

As part of the program the city paid him more than $3,000 per apartment despite a history of building violations.

That’s about $400,000 of taxpayer money each month at this one building alone.

Now that market rate rent is more than the city is willing to pay, Hers is seemingly attempting to force the residents out to make way for higher paying tenants.

Wednesday we questioned a man who tenants say is related to Hers, but the man had nothing to say when we approached him as he hid behind a bush.  A few seconds later he left.

Meanwhile tenants are getting help from the Legal Aid Society and have filed a lawsuit against the landlord.  But they say it’s tough to live day-to-day with a possible eviction hanging over their heads.

“I just need to know where me and my children are going to be in two weeks,” said Tameake Maclin.

Housing experts tell us that landlords are required to give residents a least 10 days notice before they’re asked to move, but 30 days is the norm.  At last check late Wednesday afternoon, none of the tenants who received the letter had been forced to leave despite the threats.