Public Housing

Sprinkler funding now secured for all public housing high-rises in Minneapolis

1.24.23

From KARE 11 Minneapolis:

It's been a little more than three years since the fatal fire at Hiawatha Towers in Minneapolis' Cedar Riverside neighborhood. 

Five people died in that public housing building the day before Thanksgiving, 2019, and state authorities later determined that their lives could have been saved had sprinklers been installed.

In Miami’s public housing, hundreds of units lack air-conditioning. That’s changing

12.5.22

From the Miami Herald:

Julio Banegas, 86, spent the Miami summer relying on the breeze to stay cool in a second-floor apartment because his landlord, the federal government, rented the unit without air-conditioning.

“It got tremendously hot,” Banegas said in Spanish on Monday. “I used lots of fans.”

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