Here’s a quick look at some the major problems the Bay Area’s Richmond Housing Authority faces.
Diana Stanton tells inspectors about the roach infestation at the Hacienda public housing complex.Lacy Atkins/San Francisco Chronicle RICHMOND, Calif. – Residents of Richmond’s worst public housing project are taking their concerns about deplorable living conditions to the federal government. An Oakland law firm is working with residents of Hacienda, a 150-unit high-rise that is home […]
Steve Muccular visits his family at the Hacienda public housing complex in Richmond, Calif. The building’s security guards don’t venture up to the sixth floor, he says, so he squatted in the laundry room for months.Lacy Atkins/San Francisco Chronicle RICHMOND, Calif. – Richmond’s city manager has ordered inspections of 550 public housing units in the […]
The Richmond Housing Authority is trying to wipe out its $7 million debt – nine years after it first became a problem.
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.
California’s Richmond Housing Authority, racked by mismanagement and fiscal abuse, must meet key benchmarks or be taken over by the federal government.
Three poets from Richmond, Calif., join a CIR reporter to tell the story of the city’s problem-ridden public housing complexes and the larger ills gripping the community.
Didier Asumani, center, was 13 when he was captured by the FDLR, a vicious militia in eastern Congo. Now 17, he works at a welding shop. “Things happen that you can’t control,” he said. “All you can do is pray to God.”Photos by Larry C. Price A girl forced into sex slavery becomes a young […]
Rodrigo Perea, 17, was ridiculed by classmates for being an indigenous Mexican. He now leads Tequio, a group whose members launched a successful anti-discrimination campaign last year.Carlos Puma/The Center for Investigative Reporting OXNARD, Calif. – Rodrigo Perea, an indigenous Mexican teenager, vividly recalls crossing the border as a boy – the bogus papers with a […]