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A proposal from a pair of Southern California lawmakers to establish a single-payer model went... more »
posted 10/20/17
According to dozens of interviews with housing rights lawyers, code enforcement officials and... more »
posted 02/23/15

Angela Hart's Work

Bad housing has emerged as a key issue in California's Sonoma County races for elected office since The Press Democrat published a four-part series investigating the prevalence of substandard housing across the county.

The government framework set up to protect Sonoma County renters from unsafe and unhealthy living conditions has developed such extensive cracks that it has left many tenants without public recourse save for the court system, where help often comes too late to make fixes or fight evictions.

In California's Sonoma County, some families face living conditions that include high levels of dangerous mold and other asthma triggers. When landlords don't act, problems can fester for years, leading to a host of health problems.