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Rochester Resident Struggling After Development Forces Her From Apartment

December 06, 2017 03:58 PM

(ABC 6 News) - This summer ABC 6 News brought you the story of a disabled woman who was forced from her low-income apartment due to the development of Residence at Discovery Square in downtown Rochester.

Sarah has asked us not to use her last name as we follow her story for privacy reasons. 

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Sarah has abnormalities with her feet and ankles that make it hard for her to move around, she came to Rochester 8 years ago specifically for care at Mayo Clinic. 

After being forced out of her apartment, she now lives in a hotel and her bills keep piling up.  Sarah tells us more than $10,000 has been spent to make her future apartment inhabitable, and she is trying to scrape together an additional $4,000 to level the floors. 


“I personally don't have any money left,” said Sarah. “But my insurance is still paying thousands of dollars to Mayo every year for my health needs. So we are contributing to the economy and we deserve a home too.”

Sarah is just one face of the affordable housing problem in a city that is rapidly growing.  

Click here for a link to Sarah's GoFundMe page.


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