Redevelopment is pushing seniors across Los Angeles out of their affordable units as landlords look to attract younger, wealthier tenants in gentrifying areas. That’s left many seniors facing eviction in their 80s and 90s.

NLSLA’s Fred Nakamura has been working to defend these elderly tenants from eviction in places like Chinatown and Lincoln heights, where affordable housing is now hard to come by and seniors are losing the homes they have occupied for decades.

Listen to Fred talk about these issues on “What it’s like to face – and fight – eviction in your 80s,” part of a special KCRW series called Going Gray in LA, which follows the Broadway corridor through rapidly changing working-class neighborhoods.

Photo above, by Bear Guerra: An elderly tenant facing eviction from the Lincoln Heights building where she has lived for more than 16 years.