California Woman, 102, Forced out of Home so Landlord’s Daughter Can Move In

LOS ANGELES, Ca. — A 102-year-old woman is being forced out of her home in Ladera Heights, according to KCBS.

Family and friends of Thelma Smith are banding together after she received an eviction notice and is being forced to relocate.

Smith’s landlord intends to move his daughter into the residence once she graduates from law school.

Smith has lost most of her family over the years, including her husband, and her remaining family lives on the East Coast.

Her family and friends said her options are limited to moving in with someone nearby or moving into assisted living which is difficult to do on her fixed income.

“Right now it’s the unknown that’s bothering her as far relocating her to her new places,” said family friend Antonio Avelino. “She couldn’t afford it she would need some assistance from county and other friends to support her in these places.”

KCBS’ Amy Johnson spoke to the landlord.

“We know legally you can make her leave but 102? Would you kick out a 102-year-old woman?” asked Johnson.

The landlord replied by saying, “Would you take care of your child?”

“The only thing that I can say is that I’ve tried to live a good life I’ve never wanted to harm anybody,” said Smith.

Smith must vacate the house by June 30.

In the meantime, her friends are looking for places for her to live in the area.


  • Al Guzzo

    He is so good I am sure there is a special place in HELL for him. Don’t really think much of his daughter for letting him do something to a 102 yrs. old lady. she should make a great lawyer.

  • matka71

    I was forced out of apartment cause neice wanted it I was told. Why is it legal? Don’t even know if there was a neice.

  • Mopar Driver (@RustyMopars)

    Surprised Ca isn’t protecting their own like they were mexicans ; But notice the family is nowhere or not helping with the rent or care . Love the greedy landlord portrayal and just what Ca needs is another lawyer who would boot eders onto the street _ be proud of that kid !

    • jsrant

      Yes, the landlord is in his rights but really. Kick out an elderly woman so your kid can move in. Greed is all it is. How about your kid get a job and find her own place to live. Start being an adult. Better yet let her live in your basement like all the other millenials. No compassion. Take care of the illegals and that’s ok in CA. SAD.

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