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More than 150 seniors facing eviction from LA apartments


More than 150 people — some of them 100 years old — are facing eviction from a senior housing complex in Los Angeles but a city councilman's vowing to help.

Paul Koretz met Thursday with residents of Vintage Westwood Apartments who've been told they must leave the building by next spring. The building is being converted from rent-controlled apartments into a luxury senior care facility.

One tenant, 99-year-old Holocaust survivor Joseph Goldfarb, tells KABC-TV the residents include people in wheelchairs or suffering from dementia.

Koretz says the evictions are legal but wrong and he's looking into ways to stall them. He says many tenants have nowhere to go.

Meanwhile, the owner says most residents could receive extensions allowing them to stay up to a year.