Housing officials evict elderly tenants and move in



A council official responsible for helping the homeless has evicted elderly and frail tenants from their sheltered housing in Norwich and moved into it herself with a colleague. Kristine Reeves co-wrote a paper last year recommending that the council demolish the 25 homes and replaces them with high-density housing and flats. Instead of using a security company to keep out squatters and vandals, council officials decided unilaterally to let the accommodation to employees until they were demolished. Meanwhile the former occupants have been dispersed to old people’s accommodation around the city.