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January 12, 2013

Critics: Overreaction, 'power shift' in Patrick's housing proposal

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Stockard predicted blowback from housing directors, saying it would be “naïve” not to expect that, and said that he thought workers would come around as they saw the efficiencies that could be gained from the change.

“They’ll see that capital improvements can be done more efficiently. They’ll see that tenant selection can be more effective. They’ll see that rent collection and record-keeping can be more efficient,” he said.

Reporter Andy Metzger contributed to this report.

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