There are no places in town at a comparable rate for most of these people. My Mom gets social security but makes too much for any other assistance. I called several other retirement homes in the area and they are almost double or more in price. This is a very sad situation. Does anyone have a clue how physically and emotionally hard this will be on the elderly? They should have stopped renting months ago to spare some of the new residents the grief of this.
I can't see how they are going to give enough compensation to these residents to cover their moving costs, deposits, transferring cable, etc. Just the stress of how to change your address and phone number could be overwhelming for many.
Hometownboy: No, the developer is going to help with the financial disater created by the powers that be. Maybe if they had spent money revamping the buildings as promised instead of building the folly they wouldn't have to close.
Just maybe if they hadn't built that folly next to Siskin and paid attention a bit more to the books this would not have happened.
As to relocation? Sure wish someone would tell my mother where she can move for the same amount of rent that isn't in a crime district.
As for how it will help the nursing home. Gee, let's just forget the people here in apartments and assisted living. Shame on you St. Barnabas.