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EXCERPT: “Brian Macchi was living in the back of a station wagon before he heard about the existence of public housing. ‘It was a God-given thing to me,’ he said. Macchi, 64, had a heart attack a decade ago that left him with a disability that took away his ability to work. He now lives in Elliot Twins, a twin high-rise apartment complex managed by the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA). But now, Macchi and other renters fear the MPHA is on a path to raising rents and pushing people out of their homes as the agency turns to a federal program it says will help pay for necessary renovations to Minneapolis’ public housing units.” FULL STORY: http://bit.ly/2KKfaZW