In California, the Richmond Housing Authority made a number of promises to get removed from the government’s list of the worst-of-the-worst public housing agencies. But now, federal officials say the agency cheated.
The City Council votes in favor of giving residents of the Hacienda complex vouchers to move to private housing.
Some of the poorest, oldest and most vulnerable people in the Bay Area live in Richmond public housing, where vermin and crime are known problems. But residents say their pleas for help are going ignored.
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California’s Richmond Housing Authority, racked by mismanagement and fiscal abuse, must meet key benchmarks or be taken over by the federal government.