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Public Housing in Nova Scotia: I never experienced something this terrible

KJIPUKTUK (Nova Scotia) – Check out the link below for a glimpse into  the horrible living conditions faced by two seniors both in their late sixties who live in a public housing unit in Halifax. They say very little was done in terms of repairs during the twenty years or so that they have lived here. Black mold is everywhere. Cabinet doors don’t close. Light fixtures don’t work. Floors are a mess.

Check out the Periscope video here.

The video was shot by Jodi Brown, a public housing tenant herself, and a woman on a mission. “I’m going to be traveling and interviewing those that live in public housing and share their stories. I’m going to show the world that the Nova Scotia government is neglecting their people,” Jodi writes. The Nova Scotia Advocate is proud to support Jodi in these efforts.

“Why do we have to live like this, why is nobody stepping up and helping this lady,” Jodi asks. Seems like a good question.

Check out Jodi’s Nova Scotia Housing Tenants Facebook page. Message her if you have a story to tell.

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