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Post Office ending front-door delivery to new homes

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LAKELAND (FOX 13) -

If you're buying a new house, don't expect your mail to be delivered to your door. The U.S. Postal Service says it just can't afford to provide that service anymore. Instead, your mail will come to a mailbox on the street or to a cluster mailbox, like the ones they have at apartment complexes.

The change is to save money.

"Everybody is cutting back on one thing or another. The Post Office is no exception to that," said Freddie Sosa, a Lakeland resident.

Going from door-to-door delivery to cluster mailboxes would cut the cost of delivery by more than one half.

The Post Office may even go further than that. Congress is kicking around the idea of cutting door-to-door delivery in existing neighborhoods, but no decisions have been made on that.

Last year, the U.S. Postal Service lost $16 billion.

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