The Haringey PassivTerrace

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Meeting the tenants…

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This morning I’ve met the future tenants at their present house. They live 5 minutes walk from Wood Green tube station in a quiet street. The family is composed of the mother,Angela,  her 17 years old  son and 13 years old daughter. They live in a 3-storeys block of flat. The flat they’re living at the moment doesn’t fully satisfy their needs as a family, since the children have to share the same room and of course they are looking forward to move in their new house. Angela has kindly agreed to release an interview, supported by her mum.

Talking more informally (with the camera off) Angela’s mum told me she is a bit concerned about her daughter and children having to move during the winter, when the house will be ready because this could cause some problems. But as Angela herself said, she is quite confident to have all the support she needs from the MHT team to make things run smoothly.

I also asked Angela why she thinks she was chosen among all the other applicants and she thinks because of her general interest towards the project and what she does for the environment. She also knows the area well: she lived there from the age of 10 to 21, her mum lives close and her children’s school is close too.

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Written by elisa prestia

July 28, 2010 at 5:07 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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