First Quarter 2021 Newsletter: Rural farmworker access to vaccines + End to agricultural burning + Environmental injustice in South Fresno
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City of Fresno tenants have endured among the steepest rental increases in the state, uninhabitable living conditions, and unlawful evictions. Amid a global pandemic and the growing housing crisis, these conditions have only gotten worse. Over the past couple of years, the City and a consulting firm, the Thrivance Group, went to work to create […]
9 ways San Joaquin Valley cities, counties can build up housing opportunities and reinvest in communities
The San Joaquin Valley is often labelled as having “more affordable” housing compared to the rest of California. But for Valley residents, rents are not so affordable.
Land identified by the county is next to freight lines and other environmental hazards. Some land is on tiny, irregular parcels, which often are far from utilities and services.
People directly impacted by the housing crisis and a legacy of housing injustice are the experts who can lead us toward a model of housing where everyone has a safe, accessible and permanently affordable place to call home.
Some alarming signs are emerging of the way some counties are failing to help fix the state’s affordable housing crisis.
A little known policy could provide affordable housing for residents currently facing an affordability crisis in the City of Merced and beyond.
By giving tenants a legal right to counsel, Fresno can lower the number of people experiencing homelessness
As families barely scrape by, landlords can afford to hire legal representation in what is an unfair process in a courtroom which only exacerbates a tenant’s financial liability when the attorney collects additional fees and surcharges from tenants.