There are cockroaches and bedbugs, crack dealers and addicts, but for some at least, a rooming house provides a roof over their heads.
Icons indicate approximate locations of rooming houses in Winnipeg's Spence neighbourhood. Click for more information on each one.
Source: Institute of urban Studies (UofW) and Spence Neighbourhood Association. Map by Wendy Sawatzky.
More in this series:
SATURDAY: A look inside.
MONDAY: One that works and why.
TUESDAY: Hear more from Furby Street landlord Steve Tait and other rooming-house owners.
WEDNESDAY: Besides gentrification, the biggest threat to rooming houses is fire.
SLIDESHOW: A house of last resort
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