Vietnam veteran Robert Nelson faces eviction, delays at veteran housing complex Liberty Village

Robert Nelson says he's been trying to move

Robert Nelson says he's been trying to move into Liberty Village, a housing development for veterans in Amityville. Nelson says his move-in date keeps getting pushed back. (Credit: News 12 )

RONKONKOMA - A Vietnam veteran from Ronkonkoma is facing eviction from his apartment and delays in the opening of a veterans housing complex.

Robert Nelson worked as an Army chemist in the late 1960s. He says exposure to chemicals left him with a variety of medical problems including diabetes and high blood pressure.

For 13 years, Nelson has rented a one-bedroom unit at the Nob Hill Condominium complex in Ronkonkoma. The board of managers sent him a letter this year, telling him his lease would not be renewed because of noise complaints from his neighbors.

Nelson says he's been trying to move into Liberty Village, a housing development for veterans in Amityville. Nelson says his move-in date keeps getting pushed back.

A veterans group tried to get the condo board to hold off on evicting Nelson, but says their request was ignored. Several other veterans have called News 12, saying they are in similar situations.

A representative for Liberty Village told News 12, it has been "working non-stop to overcome the obstacles involved with opening a major housing development."  They say they are working to get permits approved.

The development says it hopes to allow Nelson and 60 other veterans to begin moving in as early as next week. Nelson says he's hoping they deliver on that promise because he doesn't want to be thrown out to the curb.

Nelson's current condo complex has yet to release a statement on the situation.

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