Donate

Forum

Tue, Feb 18, 2014 -- 9:30 AM

Richmond Housing Authority Under Threat of Federal Takeover


Download audio (MP3)

Lacy Atkins/San Francisco Chronicle
Many residents of the Hacienda housing complex call it "Haci-hellhole" or "Bedbug City." One-fifth of the building's apartments were infested with bedbugs, according to a 2012 federal inspection.
Lacy Atkins/San Francisco Chronicle
Many residents of the Hacienda housing complex call it "Haci-hellhole" or "Bedbug City." One-fifth of the building's apartments were infested with bedbugs, according to a 2012 federal inspection.

Some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the Bay Area live in squalid apartment buildings mismanaged by one of the nation's worst housing authorities, the Richmond Housing Authority, according to findings by the Center for Investigative Reporting. The housing authority is being forced to overhaul its operation by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development or face loss of control. We discuss the issue.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Amy Julia Harris, housing and development reporter for The Center for Investigative Reporting; and lead on the investigation into the Richmond Housing Authority, produced in partnership with the San Francisco Chronicle and KQED Public Media
  • Bill Lindsay, city manager for the City of Richmond

More info:

Become a KQED sponsor

Audio Archive

Episodes by Date

Calendar is loading...
Loading...

Be a Part of Forum

Follow us on Twitter

Twitter bird in blue

Stay updated on show topics, relevant articles, and easily submit your questions.