<![CDATA[Special Reports | The Fresno Bee & FresnoBee.com]]> http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/ en-us Fri, 13 May 2016 08:37:01 PDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Fri, 13 May 2016 08:37:01 PDT Special Reports 60 gfunk@fresnobee.com Apartment family lives with roaches, mice, mold and neglect. Why will no one help? http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article75640962.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 08 May 2016 07:38:24 PDT http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article75640962.html Living in Misery: About the project http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article75577457.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 08 May 2016 08:00:00 PDT http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article75577457.html Fresno apartments crawling with mice, roaches but fearful tenants stay quiet http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article75831252.html#storylink=rss Years of lax code enforcement make Fresno ‘the land of delayed maintenance’

Burden falls on tenants to report problems, but they fear retaliation

Landlords fail to provide basic essentials like heat, hot water

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Fresno code enforcement case files show examples of slum living http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article76416237.html#storylink=rss Code enforcement case files illustrate substandard housing conditions

Bee reporters dug through thousands of pages of apartment histories

Tenants complained to code enforcement about faulty wiring and moldy carpets

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Fresno’s long history of substandard housing: poverty, sprawl, racism, neglect http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article75581792.html#storylink=rss Decay was present even in Fresno’s early years with Chinatown as a tenderloin district

Nonwhite residents restricted from living in certain neighborhoods until 1963 Fair Housing Act

Northward sprawl took money, focus off older neighborhoods, leading to decay

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Living with roaches and mold in run-down apartments risks illness, injury http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article75579122.html#storylink=rss Cockroaches, rodents can trigger asthma attacks

Children in substandard housing have more repeat trips to ER

Something as simple as a missing window screen can increase risk of diseases

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Meet people who work to make neglected apartments clean and safe http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article75581967.html#storylink=rss Decent, quality housing important to some property managers, owners, developers

Exterior and interior inspections help catch problems

Making onsite visits key to keeping properties in good shape

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A checklist of renters’ rights and responsibilities http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article76439682.html#storylink=rss Residences are not habitable if, for example, walls leak or windows are broken

By law, landlords cannot evict tenants who complain

If landlord doesn’t make repairs, call code enforcement or an attorney

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Who to contact about housing issues http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article75582152.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 08 May 2016 08:00:00 PDT

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Fresno community engagement organization to host tenant workshops http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article76875257.html#storylink=rss Lowell Community Development Corporation developing tenant rights and responsibilities curriculum

The organization seeks feedback at public meeting Saturday

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Fresno urges tenants to use phone app to report housing problems http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article76847422.html#storylink=rss Many low-income tenants reluctant to report issues of substandard housing

City’s response depends on residents or advocates reporting bad conditions

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Fresno City Council postpones rental inspection act presentation http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article178588321.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:48:21 PDT

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When will Fresno’s promised rental inspection program begin? http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article177225101.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 05 Oct 2017 11:34:59 PDT

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Teen birth rates are highest in our poorest neighborhoods. But they affect all of us http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/too-young/article174842581.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:44:50 PDT

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Talking to teens early could help Fresno County reduce number of preterm births http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/too-young/article173191341.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:48:52 PDT http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/too-young/article173191341.html We asked 20 women what they wish they had learned in sex ed class http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/too-young/article174363256.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:45:47 PDT

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Fresno County Office of Education’s sex educator tells why teens need help making responsible decisions http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/too-young/article164304747.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 13:28:44 PDT http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/too-young/article164304747.html Why are birth rates higher for Latina teens than others? It’s complicated, experts say http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/too-young/article163003693.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 23 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

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Teen mother remembers being scared about telling her father the news http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/too-young/article162821258.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:57:41 PDT http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/too-young/article162821258.html Roaches are gone from this formerly blighted complex, but will the tenants return? http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article162473653.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:15:00 PDT

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Fresno's first substandard housing takeover is rehabbed and ready for resale http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article162510323.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:21:17 PDT http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article162510323.html This teen mom and her newborn rode a city bus to a school for delinquents. Here’s why http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/too-young/article161220808.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:00:00 PDT

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She didn't realize she was pregnant at 17: 'I didn't know what pregnancy felt like' http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/too-young/article161211028.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 12:58:50 PDT http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/too-young/article161211028.html After reading teen mom’s story, strangers wanted to help. And they delivered. http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/too-young/article160520404.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 10:38:06 PDT

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She got pregnant at 14, but wants her daughter to know, 'she can count on me.' http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/too-young/article154912209.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 06 Jul 2017 19:33:08 PDT http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/too-young/article154912209.html At 14, she was told to hide her baby bump and switch schools. Her shaming wasn’t unique http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/too-young/article160039799.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 07 Jul 2017 06:30:00 PDT

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