Seniors forced to downsize due to federal housing budget cuts

Residents at Tivoli Towers are fighting to keep their homes and have been working with city council members in hopes of finding a resolution. (4/11/14)

BROOKLYN - Federal housing budget cuts are forcing some older Crown Heights residents to move out of their homes and into smaller apartments.

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development is downsizing many senior citizens' subsidized apartments. This means seniors have to move out of their rent-stabilized apartments into smaller units.

These seniors say in addition to having less space, moving at their ages is a major hassle.

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Residents at Tivoli Towers are fighting to keep their homes and have been working with city council members in hopes of finding a resolution. With the help of elected officials who have appealed to the department to reconsider, these tenants say they remain hopeful.

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