A landscaped patio stands in sharp contrast to stacks of tires next door. A tire repair business once took up this whole site. But now an affordable housing complex, Linwood Park Apartments, stands at the corner of Linwood Street and Atlantic Avenue. Many of its residents had been homeless, including Evelyn Perez.

“Finally they called me and that was the best thing that ever happened to me. Best thing,”  said Perez. “I’m relieved. You know, I feel much better.”


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