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Decker Towers residents say efforts to address crime have been inadequate

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Public safety concerns persist at Decker Towers in Burlington. Residents at the state’s largest subsidized housing project have complained for the past year about crime and drug dealing but say meaningful improvements have been slow in coming.

In March, the city agreed to help the Burlington Housing Authority -- which runs the building -- pay for private security to improve the quality of life at Decker Towers. The city paid for capital funds at BHA to help free up money to pay for those guards.

“I think they greatly improved over the conditions that were here in the wintertime, but there’s still a lot of things going on,” said Catherine Foley, president of the resident council at Decker Towers.

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