July 28, 2015


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A house of last resort

This Spence Street building is rooming house has 18 suites.
Eighteen doorbells mark each suite in at a Spence Street rooming house.
People gather on the front porch of a Spence Street rooming house.
Signs inside the main door at a Spence Street rooming house reminds tenants to 'please make sure door is closed' to prevent 'undesirables' from entering, and that drinking and loud noises on the front porch are not allowed.
Michael outside the Spence Street rooming house he calls home.
Tenant Michael sits on his bed in his third-floor suit in a Spence Street rooming house.
Mailboxes inside a Furby Street rooming house.
Tenant Dave inside a hall in his Spence Street rooming house.
Tenant Dave inside his third-floor suite in a Spence Street rooming house.
Caretaker Albert believes he needs to sit on porch of the Furby Street rooming house where he works so everyone knows he's around.
Second floor apartment kitchen at a Furby Street rooming house.
A window in a second-floor bathroom in a Furby Street rooming house.
Sink in a second-floor bathroom at a Furby Street rooming house.
Cathy outside the Furby Street rooming house she calls home.
Cathy inside her third-floor suite in a Furby Street rooming house.
The fire alarm system inside a Furby St rooming house.
Tenant Sandra and friend Tory in Sandra's suite in a Furby Street rooming house.
Landlord Steve Tait looks at a rear window in his Furby Street rooming house. A former tenant  who was evicted used the window for drive-by drug service. The next tenant had to post signs to stop knocking from past customers.
A broken crack pipe and drug bag on ground outside a Furby Street rooming house.
A syringe on the ground outside a Furby Street rooming house.
Albert, caretaker at a Furby Street rooming house, is very passionate about his neighborhood.
Landlord Steve Tait (left) moves furniture from his Furby Street rooming house with a tenant.
Spence Neighborhood Association workers Isabel Jerez (right) and Mary Burton on Spence Street.
This Spence Street building is rooming house has 18 suites. - JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Eighteen doorbells mark each suite in at a Spence Street rooming house. - JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
People gather on the front porch of a Spence Street rooming house. - JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Signs inside the main door at a Spence Street rooming house reminds tenants to 'please make sure door is closed' to prevent 'undesirables' from entering, and that drinking and loud noises on the front porch are not allowed. - JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Michael outside the Spence Street rooming house he calls home. - JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Tenant Michael sits on his bed in his third-floor suit in a Spence Street rooming house. - (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Mailboxes inside a Furby Street rooming house. - JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Tenant Dave inside a hall in his Spence Street rooming house. - JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Tenant Dave inside his third-floor suite in a Spence Street rooming house. - JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Caretaker Albert believes he needs to sit on porch of the Furby Street rooming house where he works so everyone knows he's around. - JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Second floor apartment kitchen at a Furby Street rooming house. - JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
A window in a second-floor bathroom in a Furby Street rooming house. - JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Sink in a second-floor bathroom at a Furby Street rooming house. - JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Cathy outside the Furby Street rooming house she calls home. - JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Cathy inside her third-floor suite in a Furby Street rooming house. - JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
The fire alarm system inside a Furby St rooming house. - JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Tenant Sandra and friend Tory in Sandra's suite in a Furby Street rooming house. - JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Landlord Steve Tait looks at a rear window in his Furby Street rooming house. A former tenant who was evicted used the window for drive-by drug service. The next tenant had to post signs to stop knocking from past customers. - JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
A broken crack pipe and drug bag on ground outside a Furby Street rooming house. - JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
A syringe on the ground outside a Furby Street rooming house. - JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Albert, caretaker at a Furby Street rooming house, is very passionate about his neighborhood. - JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Landlord Steve Tait (left) moves furniture from his Furby Street rooming house with a tenant. - JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Spence Neighborhood Association workers Isabel Jerez (right) and Mary Burton on Spence Street. - JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

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