Advocates worry seniors being pushed out of affordable housing


Some say it's not fair for the housing authority or other building owners to push out seniors to attract residents who can afford to pay more.
News Story (Ohio)

Mark Ferenchik
Columbus Dispatch
March 5, 2016
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Tags: Housing: Affordability, Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society of Columbus


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“I don’t like to see these seniors, largely with disabilities, living in apartment buildings where they’ll be displaced, even though they will get a voucher,” said Ben Horne, managing attorney for the housing unit of the Legal Aid Society of Ohio.

He said once the seniors are scattered to various parts of the city, “the community disappears.”

Some Bollinger residents aren’t thrilled with CMHA officials, either. “They’re a bunch of bastards,” said Nicholas DeCarlo, 62, who has lived in the 100-unit tower since 1994. “Why are they throwing us out? It’s totally unfair.”