Lincoln Place Tenants

What is affected
Housing Social/public
Land Private
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 01 January 2005
Region NA [ North America ]
Country United States
Location Venice, CA1

Affected persons

Total 290
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution

AIMCO should restore the illegally terminated tenancies of 450 households, which included many seniors and families with children. The plaintiffs should be restored to their former apartments. AIMCO should compensate these households for the higher rents they’ve had to pay since leaving Lincoln Place, as well as for the destruction of their community and the harm caused to the lives of these people.

Details LincolnPlace.doc
Development lincoln tenants sue.doc1

Forced eviction

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Private party
Brief narrative

On 6 December 2005, AIMCO had the LA County Sheriffs lock out 52 households, including 21 children and 65 adults. This was the largest single-day sheriff lockout in the history of Los Angeles. Eviction threats persuaded many families to abandon their rent-controlled apartments. Payments they received rapidly disappeared in the local housing crisis. Lincoln Place residents sue in March 2009. (See development attached.)

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