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Youth Continuum, Columbus House Get Nearly $1 Million To Tackle Youth Homelessness

by Allan Appel | Nov 19, 2018 7:52 am | Comments (4)

Allan Appel PhotoAn orphaned teenager lives with her uncle. Then the uncle loses his job and says he doesn’t have enough money to feed her. She must leave.

Another teenage girl misses so many classes due to homelessness that she basically drops out of school. Yet she needs a place to sleep and considers the area around school relatively safe, so she spends nights under the outdoor lunch tables. When she one day goes back to class, her teacher yells at her for wearing dirty clothes.

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100+ Tenants Caught In Lead Limbo

by Thomas Breen | Nov 15, 2018 1:54 pm

Thomas Breen photoSyreeta Nicholson’s second-youngest son Marque already had an elevated blood lead level two years ago when his family first moved into the single-family home at 489 Sherman Pkwy.

Marque’s blood lead level quintupled after just five months of living at the property.

It turns out at least 100 renters like Nicholson have moved into federally subsidized apartments without promised lead paint inspections.

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