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IT MATTERS TO MARIA: ‘Change asbestos roof’

MARIA BRADSHAW, [email protected]

IT MATTERS TO MARIA: ‘Change asbestos roof’

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A MAN is pleading with the National Housing Corporation to change the old asbestos roof from the unit which his mother has been occupying since 1957.

Alvin Sobers, 41, said he was puzzled as to why the asbestos roof at all of the other units at Hill Top, Pine, St Michael, had been changed except the one which he and his mother occupy.

“I called the NHC and they tell me this is a purchase house and they can’t do anything about it,” he said.

Sobers added that the man whose name was registered at NHC for the unit and is the father of three of his siblings, had relocated to Canada several years ago, leaving his mother in the house.

His mother, Agneta Sobers, is 84 years old and suffers with Alzheimer’s.

Sobers, who is the youngest of his mother’s seven children and the only one who is living with her, said he went to a credit union and a mortgage company seeking a loan to rebuild the small two-bedroom unit.

Both turned him down because the property was not in his name.

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