Old movie workers avoid immediate eviction

March 14, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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LOS ANGELES, March 14 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles nursing home for motion picture industry workers will not be evicting its more than 100 residents in the near future, a charity says.

A spokeswoman for the Motion Picture & Television Fund, which runs the home in Los Angeles' Woodland Hills district, said while no patients will face eviction any time soon, the retirement facility will still be closing by year's end, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

"Nothing in the board's plan has changed in terms of the decision to close the hospital and long-term care facility by the end of the year," fund spokeswoman Ellen Davis said.

Site residents previously said they had been informed that within 60 days of the closing announcement in mid-January they would be receiving eviction notices.

The fund's board decided to close the residential site for retired movie industry workers in light of increasing operating costs and declining reimbursement payments.

Davis also dismissed a report by a fund representative that the charity's board was formulating a proposal intended to alleviate the concerns of the nursing home's residents, the Times said.

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