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2 tenants fret 2 different outcomes of potential sale of city rental units

One resident might have to move if the deal is completed, and the other fears her unit will not be improved if the deal collapses

By Gordon Y.K. Pang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 09, 2014

~~<p>Christy Decker worries she may need to relocate from Chinatown Gateway Plaza if the city's deal to sell 12 rental housing complexes to Honolulu Affordable Housing Partners LLC succeeds. Five blocks away, Lynne Ditchen worries that she won't see promised improvements at Winston Hale if the deal fails.</p>
<p>Both can no longer work due to disabilities. Both are on fixed incomes. Both are in downtown Honolulu housing complexes owned and managed by the city. And both are nervous as Mayor Kirk Caldwell's administration tries to complete the controversial deal.</p>
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Christy Decker worries she may need to relocate from Chinatown Gateway Plaza if the city's deal to sell 12 rental housing complexes to Honolulu Affordable Housing Partners LLC succeeds. Five blocks away, Lynne Ditchen worries that she won't see promised improvements at Winston Hale if the deal fails.

Both can no longer work due to disabilities. Both are on fixed incomes. Both are in downtown Honolulu housing complexes owned and managed by the city. And both are nervous as Mayor Kirk Caldwell's administration tries to complete the controversial deal. Login for more...



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