The Day: Tiverton apartments an example for proposed Edgerton School project

Tiverton, R.I. — Melissa Pacheco, a single mother of a 7-year-old daughter, says there is a certain stigma attached to public or subsidized housing because it often conjures images of unsavory characters.

But she counts herself among “the good people on Section 8 that just need help.”

“It's just a few that lead to that stigma,” she said.

Struggling at the moment to find work, Pacheco has made her home at Bourne Mill Apartments in Tiverton, R.I., for the past seven years.

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