Creating Homelessness?

"But if supporters of condo conversion view this candy-colored house on Maple Street as a sign of new life, Peter O'Callaghan sees it as a kind of death. O'Callaghan rented a one-bedroom apartment at 122 Maple until he was evicted in October. Unable to find an apartment as affordable as the one he lost, the 51-year-old decided to try living out of his car. Three and a half months later, he's still homeless...

'How do you create homelessness in America?' O'Callaghan asks rhetorically. 'Well, this is one of the ways.'"

Read "A House Divided" by Cathy Resmer of Seven Days, an article investigating how condo conversion is driving low-income residents from Burlington and throwing a wrench into the issue of affordable housing.

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