Housing Blight

Fresno City Council postpones rental inspection act presentation

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.
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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.

A presentation on the Rental Housing Improvement Act that had been scheduled for Thursday’s Fresno City Council meeting was canceled.

The city’s planning department was supposed to update the council on the rental inspection program that was set to begin in September and the Anti-Slum Enforcement Team’s actions. The workshop will be rescheduled.

Fresno City Councilmen Steve Brandau and Clint Olivier held a news conference in front of Summerset Village Apartments to announce the creation of ASET, Anti-Slumlord Enforcement Team, on Monday morning, November 14, 2016.

A Fresno Bee investigative report called “Living in Misery” detailed the extent of slum housing in Fresno and helped spur city officials to take action, including implementing the Rental Housing Improvement Act.

BoNhia Lee: 559-441-6495, @bonhialee

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