RESOLVE affordable housing initiative approaches successful conclusion
What do I want, you ask so innocently.
I want a HOME, as many of you have.
These lines come from a poem written by 67-year-old Anne Cartledge. “I use all capital letters when I write the word ‘home,’ because that’s how important it is,” she said.
Plagued with severe arthritis and fibromyalgia that left her unable to work, Cartledge first survived on AISH (Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped) and, now, on her Old Age Security pension.
Though Cartledge describes herself as a “frugal shopper” and “good at the scrounge routine,” she also admits, “I am part of the circle that if I didn’t have subsidized housing, I’d be living on the street.”