Tag Archives: Substandard Housing

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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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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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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San Diego Mayor Calls for Special Substandard Housing Enforcement Team

Karina Villanueva shows KPBS and Voice of San Diego a photo of mold above her shower on Nov. 20, 2014. | Photo Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Megan Burks Derelict landlords beware: Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s draft … Continue reading

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Landlord Got $500K in Public Subsidies While Maintaining Substandard Conditions

Brian O’Shea found roaches, a gas leak, a busted oven and a lukewarm refrigerator in his City Heights apartment when he moved in. | Photo Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Megan Burks Brian O’Shea has made … Continue reading

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Problem Landlord to Unload 30 Apartment Buildings

Bankim Shah’s apartment building in Barrio Logan. | Photo Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Megan Burks San Diego landlord Bankim Shah put 30 of his apartment buildings up for sale late this week. Shah came under … Continue reading

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Mayor Pledges More Funds to Help Tenants

City Inspectors to Get Certified to Handle Infestations 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 … Continue reading

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