Fresh start for Dorothy
AFTER MORE THEN 20 years in unsanitary conditions, 73-year-old Dorothy Henry of Hutson Alley, Mason Hall Street, the City, is now living a new life.
On Friday, Minister of Housing, Michael Lashley, as well as Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Member of Parliament for the City, Patrick Todd, toured the area with Urban Development Commission (UDC) personnel.
During this tour, residents made Henry’s situation known and Lashley ordered her to be relocated to Portsmouth, Cave Hill, St Michael, by the following day.
Henry has been living with no running water, electricity, gas or telephone service and cooks outdoors on a rusted engine chassis when she is not depending on the Salvation Army.
Yesterday, Todd, Lashley and UDC personnel returned to begin the relocation. When asked about how she felt, Henry said she “felt good” about the move and it was something she always hoped would happen.
After packing up a few of her belongings, Henry made her way to a UDC vehicle and was driven to her new one bedroom, one bathroom home.