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Nowhere to go: Homeless man caught sleeping in stairwell of Dartmouth apartment building

The concrete floor wasn’t soft, but it was somewhere out of the chilly night air.

A man who was sleeping rough found his way into a Dartmouth apartment building Saturday night. He hunkered down in a stairwell landing on the top floor with his pillow, walker and cigarettes.

Property manager Ursula Prossegger said she feels terrible for him, but she had concerns about security and fire hazards so she called police when he was discovered Sunday morning.

“He’s a thin, frail-looking older gentleman, and it breaks my heart to push him out but we’re not equipped to house him in our building. And at the end of the day, our clients are our tenants, and they pay, appreciate and expect a certain amount of security, as well,” she said.

“So it’s a very difficult playing field.” …[Read More]