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Fresno's first substandard housing takeover is rehabbed and ready for resale 1:18

Fresno's first substandard housing takeover is rehabbed and ready for resale

Public expresses views on proposed Rental Housing Improvement Act in Fresno 3:08

Public expresses views on proposed Rental Housing Improvement Act in Fresno

'Slum-thing special': SW Parra's animated editorial cartoon on housing blight 1:19

'Slum-thing special': SW Parra's animated editorial cartoon on housing blight

Tsev neeg nyob nrog kab laum, tuaj pwm thiab lwm yam, vim li cas ho tsis muaj leej twg pab? 3:37

Tsev neeg nyob nrog kab laum, tuaj pwm thiab lwm yam, vim li cas ho tsis muaj leej twg pab?

Nws ntsia nws tus txiv tuag hauv lub tsev apartment uas txias heev: ‘Nws thev tsis taug no’ 2:32

Nws ntsia nws tus txiv tuag hauv lub tsev apartment uas txias heev: ‘Nws thev tsis taug no’

Fresno landlord vows to be vigilant about his apartments' conditions 3:00

Fresno landlord vows to be vigilant about his apartments' conditions

Watch Fresno's blight line move north over the decades 0:33

Watch Fresno's blight line move north over the decades

Woman in run-down Fresno apartment fears for safety of her family 2:11

Woman in run-down Fresno apartment fears for safety of her family

A tenant's losing battle against roaches: 'I don't know where so many come from' 1:47

A tenant's losing battle against roaches: 'I don't know where so many come from'

See Fresno's long history with housing blight and discrimination 2:01

See Fresno's long history with housing blight and discrimination

  • Apartment family lives with roaches, mice, mold and neglect. Why will no one help?

    Luis Decubas, his wife and children live in a southeast Fresno apartment that is infested with roaches and mice. He says he has called his landlord and city government but the conditions persist. The family is part of Fresno's entrenched problem with blighted housing, a crisis that affects the pocketbooks and standards of living of everyone in the city.

Housing Blight

Apartment family lives with roaches, mice, mold and neglect. Why will no one help?

Luis Decubas, his wife and children live in a southeast Fresno apartment that is infested with roaches and mice. He says he has called his landlord and city government but the conditions persist. The family is part of Fresno's entrenched problem with blighted housing, a crisis that affects the pocketbooks and standards of living of everyone in the city.

Housing Blight

Living in Misery: About the project

A disaster at a central Fresno apartment complex last fall forced public attention on a problem that has beset California’s fifth-largest city for more than a century: substandard housing. Tenants of low-income apartments are the victims of landlords who collect rent but don’t maintain safe and healthy housing.

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Talking to teens early could help Fresno County reduce number of preterm births 1:37

Talking to teens early could help Fresno County reduce number of preterm births

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She got pregnant at 14, but wants her daughter to know, 'she can count on me.'

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See how Fulton Street reopening turned into a downtown Fresno party

A look at how Sanger rallied for a win over Edison 2:12

A look at how Sanger rallied for a win over Edison

Woodlake teen: 'I didn't want to be a burden' for needing tampons 2:38

Woodlake teen: 'I didn't want to be a burden' for needing tampons

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What's special about the Career Technical Education Center? Take a look at this animation.

Prayer tents will be up throughout Fresno this weekend 1:08

Prayer tents will be up throughout Fresno this weekend

Fresno teens talk frankly about sex as part of Bee survey

Students at The kNOw Youth Media group gather to discuss sex and what they learn from their teachers.
Eric Paul Zamora The Fresno Bee
Fresno teens talk frankly about sex as part of Bee survey 2:09

Fresno teens talk frankly about sex as part of Bee survey

Talking to teens early could help Fresno County reduce number of preterm births 1:37

Talking to teens early could help Fresno County reduce number of preterm births

Fresno County Office of Education’s sex educator tells why teens need help making responsible decisions 2:27

Fresno County Office of Education’s sex educator tells why teens need help making responsible decisions

Teen mother remembers being scared about telling her father the news 2:03

Teen mother remembers being scared about telling her father the news