Housing Blight

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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Public expresses views on proposed Rental Housing Improvement Act in Fresno

The Fresno City Council chamber was packed Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 as Fresno Mayor Lee Brand presented his Rental Housing Improvement Act proposal. After more than three hours of comment and deliberation, the plan was adopted by a 4-3 council vote.
Silvia Flores The Fresno Bee
Public expresses views on proposed Rental Housing Improvement Act in Fresno 3:08

Public expresses views on proposed Rental Housing Improvement Act in Fresno

'Slum-thing special': SW Parra's animated editorial cartoon on housing blight 1:19

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

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Tsev neeg nyob nrog kab laum, tuaj pwm thiab lwm yam, vim li cas ho tsis muaj leej twg pab?

Nws ntsia nws tus txiv tuag hauv lub tsev apartment uas txias heev: ‘Nws thev tsis taug no’ 2:32

Nws ntsia nws tus txiv tuag hauv lub tsev apartment uas txias heev: ‘Nws thev tsis taug no’