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Public Housing

Keep tenants away from repairs

Leslie Tunney suggests public housing tenants should do their own repairs ("Public housing tenants should learn to do their own repairs Nov. 17). I have never heard of a landlord who would encourage that and most would probably regard it as a lease violation.

It is all very well to expect that people in apartments do reasonable housekeeping, avoiding exposed garbage and inappropriate objects in drains, but repairs done by someone only marginally trained can create greater problems which harm the building and other tenants. No prudent manager wants that to...