Apartment complex residents weigh latest relocation offer from Harvard - The Boston Globe
While staying put is still an option, Jacques said, the apartment complex, built in 1971, badly needs structural repairs that are unlikely to be paid for by the federal government.
The relocation proposal by Harvard is seen by some as a way to get new, better-quality housing. Others see it as a land grab by Harvard, which wants the property regardless of how it might affect the displaced low-income residents.
Though Charlesview residents are not likely to face a move for at least four years, the goal is to settle on a suitable location soon so that city approvals are in place by the time the complex's federal housing permit expires in September 2007.