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An accomplished musician and his actress wife hunt for an affordable home in L.A.

Looking for affordable housing

Tina Preston, 76, and husband Don Preston, 85, live in a rented home in Highland Park. Don, a renowned electronic and jazz pianist, was one of the original members of Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention; Tina is an actress. The couple face the difficult task of finding affordable housing on a fixed income as elder artists. 

 (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
Looking for affordable housing

Don Preston, 85, plays piano next to stack of boxes in the Highland Park. Don was one of the original members of Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention. 

 (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
Looking for affordable housing

Actress Tina Preston, 76, sits in the living room in her rented home in Highland Park. Tina and her husband, Don, are facing the difficult task of finding affordable housing.

 (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
Looking for affordable housing

Don Preston, 85, sits at his piano in his Highland Park home. Don, a renowned pianist, was one of the original members of Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention. He and his wife, Tina, have been asked to move out of their home. They qualify for Section 8 housing, and he is in the process of finding a different apartment.

 (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
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Don Preston, 85, stands in the work area for his wife, Tina, a clothing designer and actress. 

 (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
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