Thelma Smith is going to have to find someplace to live after her landlord evicted the 102-year-old woman so his daughter can live in the home.
But now Smith is getting some help from a big name in both Hollywood and California politics -- Arnold Schwarzenegger, CBS News reported.
Schwarzenegger took to Twitter to support Smith’s plight and give the landlord a warning that he’ll be hearing from the former governor.
Thelma has been a dear friend for a long time. Imagine doing this to a 102-year-old woman who gave back to the community her whole life. It is heartless. Thelma, I’ll be reaching out to help. Landlords, you’ll hear from me too. https://t.co/IJQrclGQ6I— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) May 24, 2019
Schwarzenegger first met Smith when she was working with the Sugar Ray Robinson Youth Foundation and he was involved in the charity, The Associated Press reported.
He has, according to a spokesman, reached out Smith to help her out, according to the AP.
Smith found out in March that she was being forced out of the home she has lived in for nearly 30 years. The landlord’s daughter will soon be graduating from law school and will be moving in after Smith moves, the Los Angeles Times reported. Smith was living under a month-to-month lease.
She lives in an unincorporated part of Los Angeles County in an area that is not covered by the city’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance. The law will help evicted tenants in the city who are at least 62 or disabled.
Smith has until June 30 to find a new place to live, the LA Times reported.
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