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October 23, 2012

Letter: Put money into existing BHA properties

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If you visit a BHA-managed property, you will see health code violations, fire hazards and building code violations. These places are, by any standard, rundown. Photos posted on a Flickr account document overflowing Dumpsters, broken siding, green and black mold, and broken lawn furniture strewn everywhere. The only appropriate term that comes to mind is slum. We owe more to the residents and the abutters of these facilities.

The new housing units will cost us $1.3 million. Given the state of the current properties, we should put the money into them.

Patrick Lucci

Beverly

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