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Toby Jiron (cq) spends time at the main courtyard at the Sun Valley Projects in Denver, while his 22 year-old mother Yvonne Santana (Cq), a single mother of two, finishes her house chores. She lives with her 1 year-old son Toby and two year-old Romeo Jiron (cq) in her two bedroom home. She says that there are several issues with her apartment, ranging from poor management to low maintenance on the complex. She complains that she has to sleep on her living room floor along with her two kids, due to the rampant infestation of bed-bugs, which have taken over her two rooms, as well as her couches. She was given this past couch by the father of her children, after throwing out the last two sets due to these parasites. Security is an issue around the complex, and crime is a constant threat. "Someone got shot in the face a couple of weeks ago, down the street from my complex", says Santana, while she plays with her one year-old in her living room. The Denver Housing Authority plans to tear down two of the biggest housing projects in Denver and replace them with mixed income projects where public housing residents live next to young professionals. The Denver Housing Authority already did this at Curtis Park and will possibly do this with the Sun Valley Projects in 10th and Federal in Denver. (JAVIER MANZANO/ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS) Yvonne Santana (cq), Toby Jiron (cq), Romeo Jiron (cq)

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