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Spratley House, Ashe Manor earn high marks on federal housing inspection

Seen is the exterior of public housing complex Spratley House located in downtown Newport News on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. (Aileen Devlin/Daily Press)

Two public housing complexes designed for the elderly have again passed a federal inspection with mostly flying colors.

However, the latest scores for Spratley House, 651 25th St., and Wilbert & Effie Ashe Manor Apartments, 900 36th St., were lower than when both were last inspected in 2014.

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Both Spratley House and Ashe Manor, inspected last month, have 50 one- and two-unit bed apartments for the elderly. Apartments are designed for people who need special accommodations and have special cords that can be used to call for emergency medical help.

Spratley House earned 94 points out of 100, and Ashe...

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