<![CDATA[Housing Blight News |]]> https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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' https://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article75967862.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 08 May 2016 07:35:23 PDT https://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article75967862.html Everyone in Fresno takes financial hit from run-down apartments https://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 https://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 https://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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Sun, 08 May 2016 17:54:41 PDT https://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article76216667.html
'Slum-thing special': SW Parra's animated editorial cartoon on housing blight https://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article77573487.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 13 May 2016 17:39:22 PDT https://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article77573487.html Fresno urges tenants to use phone app to report housing problems https://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' https://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article75669202.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 08 May 2016 07:36:26 PDT https://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article75669202.html Meet people who work to make neglected apartments clean and safe https://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 https://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 puts rental property owners on notice. It's time to register your properties. https://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article209335169.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:29:24 PDT

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‘The next Summerset’: Fresno motel tenants left without heat as city presses for fixes https://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article119581193.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:21:44 PST

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Mayor’s rental housing inspection plan includes a property registry and random checks https://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article118345593.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:00:00 PST

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It’s been one year since a gas leak put Fresno’s housing crisis in the spotlight https://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article116354108.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 19:44:59 PST

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Fresno council expands strategy to target slum apartment owners https://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article115582713.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 21:03:42 PST

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Owner wouldn’t fix his rundown apartments, so a Fresno judge took them away https://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article115765573.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 15:06:03 PST

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Councilmen attack slum housing issue, but does their solution go far enough? https://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/housing-blight/article114728708.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 13:46:56 PST

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