The situation that occurred at 25 Harrison was very gloomy, but it seems to be a universal problem. It is seen many times on television and movies, but it is also something most people want to keep on the level of fiction and stories. However, this is an unfortunate reality for many people. From the building at 25 Harrison to the many year undiscovered complexes in and around Boston and around the world, these tenants need to know their rights. People should not be dealing with this. Citizens of America are entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Those living in these conditions basically deprive people of all three rights. There needs to be action to change this.
Although this is partially the government’s fault with regulating safety concerns and living conditions, it is also the landlord’s fault for not checking the building regularly. It’s everyone’s fault except the tenant’s. There should be classes, or some way to educate people.
– Joey Banh, Parcel 24 Youth