LITTLETON, Colo — People across Colorado are coming together to help a woman despite new information that paints a different picture of her situation.
In a story Denver7 aired Monday evening, Ramona Neiderheiser claimed she was evicted from her apartment at the Pines at Marson Lake in Littleton without notice. She came home Monday morning to find all of her belongings on the curb.
However, management at the Littleton complex told Denver7 Tuesday there was no surprise eviction. A spokesperson for Marson Lake said they hadn't received payment since October and Neiderheiser was notified of her eviction in November which included an appearance by her in court.
Neiderheiser admits now she wasn't surprised by the eviction but still believes her situation could have been handled better.
Despite all this, Denver7 viewers wasted no time to offer their help. Calls and emails with offers to board Neiderheiser began pouring in soon after the story aired Monday night.
One of the several viewers who called in offered a place for Ramona and her dogs to stay. But she's is now looking for something more long term.
After seeing the story, the group Legacy Grace Community Development Corporation also stepped up to help her with her next move.
“I just really felt compassion for her and wanted to help her. Because when you're on the street it's really tough, and when you're a little older it's even tougher,” said Rick Roberts, executive director of Legacy Grace Community Development Corporation.
Roberts says as rent increases in Colorado more people are finding themselves closer to eviction.