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In Rome, cheap public housing hid for years in plain sight

Uncovering of rental scam reveals there's never a shortage of homes

Rome

BACK in 2004, Elio Ciampanella was evicted from his apartment of three decades. He found housing as a live-in caregiver to a disabled child but still wanted a place of his own. So he applied for an apartment in Rome's public housing. And he waited. More than a decade passed. Then, in