North Hollywood residents outraged over alleged eviction, displacement by HGTV star
– A group of North Hollywood renters is facing eviction and displacement due to a real estate project led by HGTV reality star Tarek El Moussa.
– El Moussa, known for the show "Flip or Flop," plans to transform a rent-controlled apartment property into a state-of-the-art residential complex named NoHo 138.
– The project aims to build 138 units with modern decor and a rooftop pool.
– The eviction notices have caused distress among long-time residents, some of whom have lived there for nearly 50 years.
– The tenants fear additional gentrification in their affordable neighborhood.
– Previous experiences with a violent landlord have heightened their concerns about the current situation.
– The eviction method used is the Ellis Act, allowing landlords to evict tenants to "go out of business," and relocation payments are offered to tenants.
– Residents demand a serious conversation with El Moussa and his company before leaving their homes.
– They invite El Moussa to talk to them, especially seniors and disabled neighbors who will be displaced.
– The project's website claims to work respectfully with current tenants, providing proper move-out compensation and ensuring legal relocation.