Vets Facing Eviction in Koreatown After Building Sold to Donald Sterling

Recently, two buildings on Elden Avenue in Koreatown were sold to real estate mogul and former LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling, whose company informed tenants that it will no longer accept their government vouchers as rent payment.

In effect, Sterling’s company informed seven veterans that they’re being kicked out of their homes.

“I don’t have nowhere to go, don’t know what I’m going to do,” Navy veteran Aaron Draper, who has lived in one of the two buildings for six years, says.

Draper pays most of his rent with a government voucher through the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program, also known as “VASH.” The program is meant to keep vulnerable and disabled veterans from homelessness.

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