102-year-old LA-area woman faces eviction from longtime home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 102-year-old woman is reportedly being evicted from her home of nearly 30 years by landlords who say their daughter is graduating from law school and needs a place to live.

The Los Angeles Times reports Thelma Smith was given notice on March 8 that she has until June 30 to move.

Smith declined to be interviewed by the Times, but a neighbor, Pauline Cooper, says she is trying to find her a new home.

Cooper says Smith turned down an offer to stay with her.

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

But the retired executive for a nonprofit lives in a small home in an unincorporated section of Los Angeles County, just outside the city limits. The law does not apply there.

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