Patten Towers residents stand outside of the closed building waiting for information on when they can move back in to their homes after 241 residents were evacuated Tuesday evening when an electrical fire broke out in the basement.
Patten Towers residents stand outside of the closed building waiting for information on when they can move back in to their homes after 241 residents were evacuated Tuesday evening when an electrical fire broke out in the basement.
Photo by Dan Henry .
published Thursday, June 13th, 2013
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Among the tangle of government agencies responsible for the welfare of Patten Towers' displaced residents, the buck ultimately stops with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which is required by law to ensure decent, safe and sanitary standards for the building's 241 elderly and disabled tenants.

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