HOUSING: 180° Turn

One morning last week a 24-year-old Navy veteran named Jay Ramsey star tled city officials of Englewood, Colo, by dragging a divan into the City Hall.

Ramsey's young wife sat down on it, began feeding a seven-month-old baby.

While three other Ramsey children stood by, the ex-sailor began lugging in chairs, bedding, stacks of other household goods.

The mayor rushed out of his office, demanded an explanation. He got it. Bitterly, Veteran Ramsey told how he had been ejected from his house, could find no shelter, was therefore moving into the City Hall. The...

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