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Sun May 26, 2019, 02:57 PM

Woman facing eviction gets help from Arnold Schwarzenegger

A 102-year-old woman facing eviction from her California home of nearly 30 years is getting help from Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The Los Angeles Times reports Thelma Smith was given until June 30 to move out by landlords who say their daughter needs a place to live.

Los Angeles' rent control law provides relocation assistance for elderly and disabled.

But Smith, a retired secretary for the Sugar Ray Robinson Youth Foundation, lives in an unincorporated section of Los Angeles County, just outside the city limits. The law doesn't apply there.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/woman-facing-eviction-arnold-schwarzenegger-63280536?cid=social_twitter_abcn



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demmiblue May 2019 OP
Dennis Donovan May 2019 #1
Hekate May 2019 #2
Name removed May 2019 #3
UniteFightBack May 2019 #4
haele May 2019 #7
Boomerproud May 2019 #5
localroger May 2019 #6

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 03:01 PM

1. Here him now and believe him later...

He's here to... make asshole landlords (clap) adhere to their leases!

(yes, I know Ahnold never said those words )

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 03:07 PM

2. Good for the Governator! I like Ahnold better as former governor than I did as gov.

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Sun May 26, 2019, 04:08 PM

4. Oh their daughter needs a place to live in their extra house. Such hardships. nt

 

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #4)

Mon May 27, 2019, 12:19 AM

7. An new apartment complex owner did that where we used to live

He had long-term tenants who were paying half of what newer tenants were being forced to pay when they moved in because local regulations didn't allow more than 5% a year, even on month to month leases. For six months, he started evicting the older tenants because "his son and new wife", or "his sister needed a place while she was starting her new business", or " his aunt just retired and needed to leave her old home she couldn't afford" - kicking out families who had lived there over 20 years, and a recent widow who had raised her family over the past 30 years in the same apartment - ten residents in total. And then, he started "remodeling" those apartments, while those family members supposedly were living in them, and afterwards rented them out for twice what the previous tenants were paying -and about 20%more than the rest of us were paying.
He then informed us other tenants that he was renovating our apartments because of code issues he "found" with the other apartments...and everyone could see the writing on the wall, as it were.
He was spending about $1500 per apartment to paint the walls, spray new enamel on the tub/shower unite, replace the countertops and the window ac units, all of which he got second hand or at auction, and up the rents due to the renovation.

The entire complex, 32 units, all had new tenants over the course of a year paying significantly more per unit with minimal effort on his part.
And that's how most landlords get around rent control.
I understand that they need to get sufficient revenue form their tenants, but it's tough when landlords seem to be more interested in profiteering far above any inflationary costs to them than holding steady while still making a pretty comfortable living.

Haele

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 04:47 PM

5. Arnold has been misguided in his political life

[but he seems to have a heart.

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Response to Boomerproud (Reply #5)

Sun May 26, 2019, 07:35 PM

6. If you look at what he actually did, he wasn't even all that misguided

Except for putting the R after his name, but a lot of his actual policies were actually sane and compassionate. As one might expect from a person who was himself an immigrant to our country and an iconoclast. He made his movie reputation through clever self deprecation even as he was being a screen badass. Can anyone imagine the orange dumpster doing that?

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