City of Virginia Beach lends helping hand to former Waypoint at Lynnhaven tenants

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.  - For the first time since Friday, former tenants of Waypoint at Lynnhaven apartments are feeling relief.

On Friday, more than 80 families had their leases terminated when asbestos was found inside their homes during clean up from Hurricane Matthew.

The apartment complex has paid to put their former tenants into a hotel until Sunday, Oct. 31, but then they are on their own.

After hearing about their situation, the City of Virginia Beach helped tenants organize an assessment center at the Church of the Holy Apostles on Tuesday.

Tenants were able to take food and clothing donations and speak to representatives from Virginia Beach Public Schools, and area apartment complexes with openings.

Former tenants say seeing the response from the city is giving them hope for the first time since they had their leases terminated.