<![CDATA[Housing Blight |]]> http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/ en-us Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:30:08 PDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:30:08 PDT Housing Blight 60 gfunk@fresnobee.com 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’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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New Fresno law allows tenants to be penalized for blight http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article78757937.html#storylink=rss Occupants, property managers, condominium owners’ associations now subject to penalties

Ordinance adopted unanimously

Also expands list of unlawful nuisances

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After Bee investigation, Fresno’s substandard housing demands full attention, leaders say http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article76546327.html#storylink=rss Investigation by The Bee shines light on run-down, unhealthy apartments

Fresno city manager says there is no turning back on tougher policies

‘This is our Flint, Michigan,’ one housing activist says

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Fresno Councilman Steve Brandau says tenants create most ‘slum housing’ problems http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article77110592.html#storylink=rss He says irresponsible landlords only to blame for 25 percent of housing issues

Councilman Oliver Baines disagrees, says city must do more

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Cardinal Mahony says slum housing hasn’t changed since he left Fresno in 1980 http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article77576792.html#storylink=rss Mahony directed Catholic Charities in Fresno from 1962-80

He said the same issues present now existed then

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She watched her husband die in icy Fresno apartment: 'He couldn't fight the cold' http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article75967862.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 08 May 2016 07:35:23 PDT http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article75967862.html Everyone in Fresno takes financial hit from run-down apartments http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article75577752.html#storylink=rss Substandard apartments a financial drain on a city

Fresno will spend nearly $5 million on code enforcement calls this fiscal year

Homes near blighted areas lose property value

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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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Photos: Fresno slum housing filled with rodents, roaches, mold http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article76216667.html#storylink=rss Fresno families are living in run-down apartments infested with rodents, cockroaches, mold and other poor conditions. Photos by Bee photographers Silvia Flores and John Walker, and Bee reporter BoNhia Lee.

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'Slum-thing special': SW Parra's animated editorial cartoon on housing blight http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article77573487.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 13 May 2016 17:39:22 PDT http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article77573487.html 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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A tenant's losing battle against roaches: 'I don't know where so many come from' http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article75669202.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 08 May 2016 07:36:26 PDT http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article75669202.html 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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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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These housing inspectors found 4,200 violations. They are investigating 3,700 more http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article196721299.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 25 Jan 2018 15:11:33 PST

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A rental registry is Fresno’s newest weapon in the battle to wipe out housing blight http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article193978684.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:34:14 PST

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Waiting for Fresno’s rental housing inspections to start? Program delayed until 2018 http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article181162961.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 26 Oct 2017 17:37:33 PDT

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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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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 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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Living in misery? Madera’s new inspection program would target substandard rentals http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article153826099.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:03:57 PDT

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High levels of lead still detected in Fresno children’s blood http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article140095238.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:23:36 PDT

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Fresno City Council confirms rental inspections, funds for new hires http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article131806229.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:11:37 PST

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Public expresses views on proposed Rental Housing Improvement Act in Fresno http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article130503134.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 02 Feb 2017 22:58:41 PST http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article130503134.html Breakthrough plan to inspect rental housing approved by Fresno City Council http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article130469189.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 02 Feb 2017 18:01:52 PST

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Mayor Brand seeks acceptance from both sides for his rental housing inspection plan http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article128790149.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:36:21 PST

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Hotel California residents move out after city shuts it down for unsafe conditions http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article125761009.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:56:18 PST

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Tenants of Fresno’s Hotel California must clear out after city says it’s a fire hazard http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article124733654.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 11:01:39 PST

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