The federal government recently removed the Richmond Housing Authority from its worst-of-the-worst list, but the San Francisco Bay Area city's public housing system continues to be plagued with problems.
The Richmond Housing Authority uses public money to buy stoves and refrigerators for hundreds of poor, elderly and disabled residents who desperately need them. More than a quarter of these new appliances have vanished in the last eight years.
The maintenance manager for California’s Richmond Housing Authority has given at least $78,000 in emergency work to Strongbuilt Construction. But her husband says he performed the repairs – and the troubled agency’s top brass knew about it.
Richmond, California, commissioned inspections of its five public housing complexes following CIR's investigation. Here's an interactive look at the mice, rats and mold that inspectors found inside the city's worst complex, Hacienda.
Over the past four years, two maintenance workers at the troubled Richmond Housing Authority in California double-billed for the same job, charged overtime during normal work hours and regularly invoked a union clause to get paid triple for hours worked, records show.
An in-house maintenance worker and relative of the No. 2 official at California’s Richmond Housing Authority made more than $29,000 in overtime and other pay last year, according to payroll records. That’s more overtime and additional pay than any other employee earned at the housing authority.
Tenants in the worst public housing project in Richmond, Calif., say the housing authority often ignored their pleas for help with mice, insects and basic maintenance. Now they're working with a law firm to file a formal complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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.
Despite recent settlements with state and federal regulators and a new California law that tightens rules for the mortgage industry, banks and their subsidiaries continue to file invalid documents and foreclose on properties to which they appear to have no legal right, an analysis of thousands of pages of property records and wrongful foreclosure lawsuits shows.
Bank of America has found a way to make money through foreclosures by using a complicated web of subsidiaries. The process begins with a company called ReconTrust, which handles 1 in 5 Bay Area foreclosures.
State lawmakers weighed today whether to appoint an inspector general to oversee state centers for the developmentally disabled and close a center in Sonoma where patients suffered the worst instances of abuse, neglect and sexual assaults.
The state’s influential legislative analyst is recommending that the California Legislature create an independent Office of Inspector General to monitor state developmental centers where police failed to properly investigate patient deaths, abuse, sexual assault and neglect.
California’s largest full-time care center for the severely disabled needs more staff and accountability to correct major internal breakdowns that led to dozens of cases of alleged patient abuse, staff members said Wednesday at a public forum.
In the lead-up to the presidential election, religious leaders around the country participated in Pulpit Freedom Sunday, talking politics from the pulpit and challenging a 1954 IRS law that bans tax-exempt churches from supporting candidates during worship services.