Part of the land, 32 hectares, is zoned as a Special Housing Area and is owned by Fletcher. A group has been occupying the land, near Auckland Airport, in an effort to stop the development going ahead. Counties Manukau District Commander Superintendent Jill Rogers said a dozen officers were assisting a bailiff to serve an eviction notice. He said police would remain at the scene until "peace is returned to the village. It said it had tried to engage with the protest group since , but they had never shown a willingness to find a solution.
It is unfortunate that a handful of protesters, have attempted to stop that from happening. Fletcher had committed to returning more than a quarter of the land it owned to mana whenua, he added. New Zealand Herald. Subscribe to Premium. Sign In Register. On the go and no time to finish that story right now? Forgot your password?
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Password recovery. Recover your password. Get help. Latest Nigeria. Latest News. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Suddenly, Canel faced the prospect of having to find a new home in a market where nearby studios rent for more than his monthly Social Security benefits — his sole means of support. The threat of displacement and loss of community and routine can take a mental and physical toll.
There are signs that seniors are disproportionately affected by the types of evictions Canel now faces.
Most rent-controlled buildings in Los Angeles were constructed before The eviction threat was given a face in May when news spread on social media that year-old Thelma Smith faced a lease termination in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. Smith had lived at her Ladera Heights residence for nearly 30 years when her landlord gave her notice to leave. Former Gov.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, a friend of the woman, was one of many who expressed outrage over the lawful action. But even when not facing eviction, seniors who depend on a fixed income have a harder time weathering rent increases, even the modest rises allowed under rent control. Overall rent growth has slowed in the last two years. But the average price for a vacant apartment in L. That swift rise has been blamed for driving people of all ages into homelessness, but living on the streets can be particularly traumatic for seniors.
According to the latest count by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, that number has since increased to 5, Moving is tough at any age, said Tracy Greene Mintz, a senior care consultant based in Redondo Beach. You either adapt to a new routine or you completely fall apart. Attempts to reach Stephen Williams, who is listed in a state filing as a representative for the partnership, were unsuccessful.
A letter left for Williams at the El Segundo office the partnership lists as its address was not answered and a man there declined to comment. Emails to an address the new owners gave tenants also went unanswered.
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The partnership also lists Williams as a representative. But mostly he worries about how his family will find another safe and affordable home on their limited income. Because Contreras is at least 62, city rules allow the family up to a year to move. In any case, a recent search on Zillow showed only five one-bedrooms under their price in the entire city of Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, the state is only getting older. The Public Policy Institute of California predicts the number of Californians age 65 and older will grow by more than 4 million come , nearly double what it was in In many ways, tenants such as Canel and Contreras who live in rent-controlled buildings have more protections than others.