Tag Archives: Housing

Refugee Families Forced To Move; Too Many Living In Their Apartments

Saadia Hamdard sits on the couch in her family’s two-bedroom apartment in El Cajon, Aug. 1, 2017. By Tarryn Mento   Three large refugee families that a local nonprofit helped resettle at an El Cajon apartment complex are being asked … Continue reading

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Investigation: San Diego Refugees Face Housing Dilemma

Daliya Ali’s oldest son looks up from peeking into the refrigerator in his family’s two-bedroom El Cajon apartment, July 25, 2017. By Tarryn Mento   The inside of Mostafa Inezan’s two-bedroom apartment in El Cajon was a standard white-walled, brown-carpeted … Continue reading

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Law Gives Tenants New Recourse For Moldy Apartments

By Megan Burks It’s one of the most frequent complaints among California tenants, but until this year there was little they could do about potentially hazardous mold in their units. Now, state law considers mold a condition of substandard housing. … Continue reading

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Mayor Calls On Landlords to Open Doors to Section 8 Tenants

Photo Credit: The AjA Project By Megan Burks In his State of the City address Thursday, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced the “Housing Our Heroes” initiative. It calls on landlords to rent to homeless veterans and could be the … Continue reading

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Audit Details Little Accountability for Dangerous Housing Conditions

Sherry Godat reveals a plywood board in her window frame Nov. 20, 2014. Bankim Shah promised to replace the missing window before she moved in. A friend installed the plywood after months passed with no repairs. | Photo Credit: Brian … Continue reading

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Socialist Coalition Rallies For Rent Control in City Heights

By Brian Myers Activists under the banner of the San Diego Socialist Campaign rallied in ‪‎City Heights‬ Aug. 22 for rent control, more affordable housing options and protection from vermin, mold and other poor housing conditions. Earlier in the week, … Continue reading

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City Improves Language Access for Renters Seeking Help With Problem Landlords

Abraham Rojas points to a non-functioning wall heater in his apartment in December 2014. Rojas and his wife sought help for this and other problems from a tenants rights attorney, in part because a language barrier kept them from getting … Continue reading

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El alcalde propone equipo especial de cumplimiento de códigos para viviendas en situación deplorable

Arriba: Karina Villanueva muestra a KPBS y Voice of San Diego una foto del moho en la parte de arriba de su bañera el 20 de noviembre de 2014. Foto cortesía de Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego Por … Continue reading

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Dueño negligente de propiedades recibe 500 mil dólares en subsidios públicos albergando a los pobres

Brian O’Shea en su casa el 19 de diciembre de 2014. FOTO CORTESÍA DE BRIAN MYERS Por Megan Burks Brian O’Shea convirtió su departamento de City Heights en su hogar. Una bandera de los Chargers cubre su pared principal. Varias … Continue reading

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La aplicación deficiente de los códigos en la ciudad de San Diego permite que los propietarios problemáticos continúen con sus negocios

Arriba: El personal del Departamento de Cumplimiento de Códigos de la ciudad atiende numerosas quejas aisladas cada año, sin embargo, no hace lo suficiente para obligar a los infractores a rendir cuentas. Los residentes y personal de la ciudad han … Continue reading

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