Disabled resident on precipice of homelessness as eviction trial approaches

A longtime Santa Monica resident is facing what he calls a “death sentence” if he is evicted from his current housing accommodations on Dec. 11.  Scott Brutzman is fighting to stay at 3301 Ocean Park Blvd, but his situation is complicated by the nature of the building since its commercial not residential, his own health challenges as Brutzman is severely disabled and a lack of available financial and legal resources.  Brutzman never expected to find himself living in a commercial office, much less entirely dependent on daily medical care to survive.  A city resident for 46 years, he once had…

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