Many renters in LA fear eviction, as landlords increasingly use the Ellis Act to turn affordable apartments into more profitable homes.
But did Watermark Retirement Communities go too far, when they posted eviction notices on the doors of almost 200 seniors, many in their 90s, in an independent living facility in Westwood Village? Their goal: to get the prime property out from under rent control and turn it into a luxury assisted living facility.
Residents and their boomer children are not going without a fight, and have enlisted support from local politicians and media. Does Watermark care?
DnA talks to residents, their children and public interest lawyers about a story that has put a human face on the housing crisis in LA.