Protesters gathered Wednesday at the officers of the building's owners, Urban Green Investments, in support of Phillips. They're calling for an end to the rising number of evictions under the Ellis Act, which allows landlords to evict tenants, temporarily shut down a rental property and then sell it at a profit, Business Insider reported.
Urban Green did not respond to a request for comments from local media either this week or last year, when the evictions also made headlines.
Phillips says she's not leaving without a fight.
“They’re going to have to take me out of here feet first," she told KRON. “Just because of your age, don’t let people push you around.
Activist are asking people to contact Urban Green to express support for Phillips and others like her.
"Feel free to let Urban Green CEO David McCloskey, who's evicting her, know what you think, ask him how he sleeps at night and if he'd put his grandmother on the streets," a message on the Vanishingsf Facebook page reads, along with contact information: David@urbangreeninv.com and the phone number (415) 651-4441.
source: huffingtonpost.com By Ed Mazza