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NY takes action on 'three-quarter' homes

Tenants of the unregulated dwellings, seen as being between halfway houses and actual homes, often live in squalor

BETTER DIGS: The Sleep Inn in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, which houses 90 men and women, former residents of the so-called three-quarter homes.

BETTER DIGS: William White, one of the lucky few who was moved out of his three-quarter house, microwaving his lunch at a Sleep Inn hotel.

New York

THE Sleep Inn in Brooklyn is newly built, featuring rooms with tasteful flower pictures, mini-refrigerators and fresh towels. Many of its first patrons have never stayed in such a nice place.

They are hardly typical hotel guests. On public assistance or federal disability...