A Bronx woman says she was forced to live in the city’s shelter system because her government-subsidized apartment was making her sick, and the city refused to do anything about it. Bronx reporter Erin Clarke filed the following report.
After living in a homeless shelter for three years, Rhonda Thurston got a subsidized apartment on Brook Avenue through a city program. But she says she had to wear a mask to live there.
“I’m just constantly coughing all the time; my eyes are turning red, my face, my body really, is itchy,” said Thurston. “There’s just like an itch all over my upper body.”
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