What Happens When Aging in Place Turns Into an Eviction?

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October 21, 2015

The Atlantic’s CityLab covers the story of Emily Berger, who helped her mother move into an assisted living facility in Brooklyn’s trend Park Slope.

As the neighborhood gentrified and attracted a younger crowd, it was abruptly announced by the home’s management in March 5, 2014, that the home will be closing, as the building will be sold to an investor for $76.5 million.

The new investor will turn it into a market-rate apartments, and residents had 90 days to move. “It is a chilling scenario: The place where you, or your parent, are supposed to live out your final years in peace is suddenly shuttered,” writes contributing reporter Carlyn Kolker in CityLab.

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