Thursday, January 9, 2014

Fresno Tenants Sue Valley's Biggest Slumlord

Fresno tenants filed a lawsuit today against one of the Central Valley’s biggest landlords to repair substandard housing. The action is being brought by Tenants Together, a statewide tenant rights organization based in San Francisco. The suit alleges that the Fresno-based company, JD Homes Rentals, operates a large portfolio of slum housing that it fails to maintain, leaving residents in unsafe and unhealthy conditions. Tenants Together, along with a coalition of local social justice groups, seeks court intervention to ensure that the thousands of units managed by the company are repaired. Vic Bedoian reports from Fresno.