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Search for housing continues for some evacuees of Oregon City landslide

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OREGON CITY, OR (KPTV) -

One month after a landslide forced Oregon City families to leave their apartments, some are still struggling to find housing.

The city declared a state of emergency due to landslide activity that began on Dec. 14, 2015 around the 14000 block of South Beavercreek Road.

Some people living at Berrryhill Townhouses and Apartments were evacuated first, followed by evacuations of multiple buildings at Forest Edge Apartments.

Carrie Folden said she lived with her family at Forest Edge Apartments for two years. Now, she's in an Oregon City hotel with her boyfriend, their children and her brother and sister.

"It’s difficult. People say, you had time to get out, you had time to do this, you had time to find a place," Folden said. "No, we didn’t. It was Christmas Eve was the deadline you had to be out, grab what you could and that was it."

Folden said the county is offering to help with her housing search and the city is helping pay for the cost of the hotel, but she isn't sure how long that will last.

She said their lease was terminated at the apartment complex when they evacuated, but they did receive their deposit back.

Police said the buildings that were evacuated are still considered dangerous, because the hillside continues to move.

A fund was established to support the evacuated families. For more information, go to Oregon City Landslide Relief Fund.

A YouCaring fund was also established for Folden and her family.

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