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Your Call: What are the best ways to fix public housing?



On today's Your Call we’ll talk to the reporter who recently published the series: Subsidized Squalor, about “unlivable” conditions in a Richmond public housing complex. She writes that “some of the poorest, oldest and most vulnerable people in the Bay Area live in Richmond public housing, where vermin and crime are known problems. But residents say their pleas for help are going ignored.” How did it get this way?  What should our standards be for public housing? And how should they be enforced? Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Matt Martin and You.


Amy Julia Harris, covers housing and development for The Center for Investigative Reporting

Will Fischer, senior policy analyst (focused on public housing) for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 

Jackie Thompson, a tenant commissioner who lives in Richmond public housing 


Center for Investigative Reporting: Subsidized Squalor 

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Federal Housing Spending Is Poorly Matched to Need 

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Housing 

SF Gate: Richmond will ask feds to pay for housing project move