Holocaust Survivor, 87, Who Faced Eviction in California to Keep His Home


Holocaust Survivor, 87, Who Faced Eviction in California to Keep His Home

2019-09-18T16:58:58-07:00September 18th, 2019|Advocacy|

An 87-year-old Holocaust survivor fighting eviction in California will get to stay in his longtime home after outrage about his case prompted lawmakers to implement new tenant protections.

Musiy Rishin, who narrowly escaped the Nazis’ massacre of Jews in Ukraine in 1941, spoke to the Guardian in August about his landlord’s protracted battle to kick him out of his apartment in Alameda, a city in northern California. The owners of his apartment, where he has lived for 17 years, said they were evicting him because he rented through a US voucher program for low-income tenants and they wanted to charge higher rents.

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