As per Landlord-Tenant law Clause 59.18.270 - Should the security deposit take priority over all other claims even that of the bankruptcy, if chapter 7 is filed
Also as per clause 59.18.280 - I am entitled to full refund since the 21 day waiting period has passed by.
What are my options now? How should I address this situation? Should I approach the trustee? And should I show up to the hearing?
You dont have to continue paying the rent if you are on month-to-month, you can find another house quickly and even if you are on year lease, you dont have to pay since you said that he proved that you are not paying him for the last 6-7 months - right? And I guess, you don't have to move until you get the notice at the right address? (These are all based on your question)
I guess, you need to contact a real estate attorney for any advice. We are not lawyers and cannot give any legal advices, so you all should contact an attorney for your next step.
When you have talked to people that are knowledgeable in the laws in your area and they have told you the way it is why come to a public forum for advice?
My best advice for you is to talk to an attorney that specializes in bankruptcy law to see what you can do.