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.
Luis Decubas, nws tus poj niam thiab me nyuam nyob lub southeast Fresno apartment ua muaj kab laum thiab nas coob coob. Nws hais tias nws twb hu rau tus tswv tsev thiab koom haum hauv nroog tab sis qhov teeb meem tseem pheej muaj. Tsev neeg no yog ib tse neeg ua pheej muaj teeb meem mus-mus los-los, qhov teeb meem uas nyob lub neej zoo li no nws yog ib qho uas raug rau txhuag tus hauv lub nroog no.
Mloog cov lus los ntawm Tooj Tsab, uas nws tus txiv 78 xyoo tau tuag vim nws hawb pob thiab ua pa tsis tau. Tooj Tsab muab pam vov Zam Lauj Hawj zoo-zoo thaum nyob ntawm lub Summerset Village Apartments, uas nws tsis muaj hluav taws sov vim nws qub thiab muaj roj gas txeej tawm.
Listen, through an interpreter, to the story of Tong Cha, whose 78-year-old husband died of respiratory failure and pneumonia. Cha wrapped Her Xa Lor in blankets in their unit at Summerset Village Apartments, which had no heat for a month because of old and leaky gas lines.
Luis Decubas, su esposa e hijos viven en un apartamento en el sureste de Fresno que está infestado con cucarachas y ratones. Él dice que ha llamado al dueño del apartamento y al gobierno de la ciudad pero las condiciones persisten. Las viviendas en deterioro son un grave problema que muchas familias en Fresno enfrentan, una crisis que afecta la parte económica y estándares de vida a todos en la ciudad.
Guadalupe Fernandez owns an apartment complex on East Clay Avenue in southeast Fresno. He says conditions in the complex plummeted after he became ill and hired an on-site management company. He says things are better now, and he'll be more selective about tenants. "I'm going to cover my back."
A woman talks about the problems in her run-down Fresno apartment. The woman, whose identity is being concealed because she fears for her safety and that of her family. She said her unit has a rodent infestation and that the pest get into the pantry and eat the family's food.
Home is not a healthy place for thousands of low-income children and adults who live in substandard apartments in Fresno. Research points to a link between poor housing and physical illnesses, along with possible psychological and behavioral conditions.
Fresno code enforcement officers inspect an apartment complex at 4551 E. Clay Ave. for possible code violations in 2016. The complex was singled out because it has had a high volume of police and fire calls. In 2016, Former Fresno city manager Bruce Rudd explained how the city was going to use code enforcement strike teams.