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  • Apartment family lives with roaches, mice, mold and neglect. Why will no one help?

    Luis Decubas, his wife and children live in a southeast Fresno apartment that is infested with roaches and mice. He says he has called his landlord and city government but the conditions persist. The family is part of Fresno's entrenched problem with blighted housing, a crisis that affects the pocketbooks and standards of living of everyone in the city.

Housing Blight

Fresno apartments crawling with mice, roaches but fearful tenants stay quiet

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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Big changes are underway in the Tower District 1:02

Big changes are underway in the Tower District

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Firefighters tackle Mission Fire near North Fork on the ground and in the air

Fuerte terremoto de magnitud 7.1 en México / 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Central México 1:47

Fuerte terremoto de magnitud 7.1 en México / 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Central México

Man detained after shooting in southwest Fresno 0:26

Man detained after shooting in southwest Fresno

Amy Purdy inspires at annual Women's Conference 2:05

Amy Purdy inspires at annual Women's Conference

Fresno County Office of Education’s sex educator tells why teens need help making responsible decisions 2:27

Fresno County Office of Education’s sex educator tells why teens need help making responsible decisions

Watch Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch show his dance skills 0:29

Watch Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch show his dance skills

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After 50 years, portions of Fulton Street are open to traffic. Here's what it's like.

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Fresno's first substandard housing takeover is rehabbed and ready for resale

Mayor Lee Brand is committed to fixing Fresno's blighted housing problem.
Craig Kohlruss The Fresno Bee
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Fresno's first substandard housing takeover is rehabbed and ready for resale

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Public expresses views on proposed Rental Housing Improvement Act in Fresno

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'Slum-thing special': SW Parra's animated editorial cartoon on housing blight

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