ACCE Los Angeles Leaders Stop Illegal Lockout of 82-Year-Old


When 82-year-old Jose Serrano was illegally locked out of his South Los Angeles home on a frigid Jan. 6, 11 ACCE tenant leaders and organizers sprang into action. Mr. Serrano's building had just been sold, and he was ordered to vacate by the new owner. Only the LA County Sheriff Department through a court order can legally evict a tenant. When she got the call from Mr. Serrano for help, senior housing organizer Lupita Gonzalez immediately gathered several ACCE members and staff to bring bolt cutters and break through the locks on the entrance to Mr. Serrano's home to let him back in. People power organizing at work to help our community members in need!