When James Cutwright read the 10 p.m. curfew notice posted on the door of his public housing apartment, he became unglued. “This is an order; it’s dictatorial. They are treating me like a 5-year-old by telling me I have to be indoors by 10 o’clock,” he said.
Cutwright, 79, lives at North Loop Apartments in north Central Austin, one of 18 public housing properties serving 18,000 residents and operated by the Housing Authority of the City of Austin, a nonprofit agency that receives federal funds to provide housing for the poor.
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