Felix Hunziker: Grow the Hell Up

Can the foolish behavior on our City Council get any worse? Political pandering and infighting were again on full display as they fumbled with the Richmond Housing Authority crisis at the March 12th special meeting. Continue reading

Contra Costa Times: Finger Pointing Grows Over Blame for Richmond Public Housing Crisis

Re-posted from the Contra Costa Times: Revelations about mismanagement and poor conditions in the city's public housing system have touched off a flurry of finger pointing, with local politicians asserting that dwindling federal funds are at the root of the Richmond Housing Authority's crisis. Continue reading

Nina Smith: Response to Councilman Butt's Comments

I feel compelled to respond to Councilmember Butt’s comment, quoted in the West County Times on March 7, 2014, in which he implied that public housing residents’ expectations of safe and habitable apartments was akin to expecting “maid service.”  Continue reading

Jeff Wright: Richmond Homeowners - Explore Your Options

The economy is slowly recovering, and the East Bay is seeing double-digit growth in home values this year. This is good news! Yet for some, full recovery cannot come fast enough. Continue reading

Last Night's RHA Meeting: Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire

Events surrounding the Richmond Housing Authority heated up last night during a fiery meeting where the City Council voted to provide Section 8 vouchers to residents of the Hacienda. Continue reading

Video: Councilmember Butt Leaves Richmond Housing Authority Meeting

Video from Wednesday, March 12, 2014 special meeting of the Richmond Housing Authority. Continue reading

Video: Richmond Resident Wesley Ellis Asks Council to Focus on Housing Issues

Video from Wednesday, March 12, 2014 special meeting of the Richmond Housing Authority. Continue reading

Don Gosney: Special City Council Meeting Shows Continued Need for Increased Transparency

I’m disappointed that this Council has chosen to host a Special Called Emergency meeting of the Council for tomorrow night (Wednesday) instead of making it happen on your regular meeting night of Tuesday (tonight). Continue reading

Jackie Thompson: Residents Deserve Safe, Decent Housing

An Open Letter to Councilmember Butt by Jackie Thompson, Public Housing Resident, Housing Authority Advisory Commissioner, and Housing Board Commissioner. Continue reading

Pastor Washington: Richmond Has Fallen Asleep at the Wheel of Social Justice

Richmond, the city of Pride and Purpose has, again, found herself in a position of national attention and judgement. Currently, this city is viewed as one of the worst cities in the country for having the most deplorable public housing accommodations. During these times of modernity the city rents-out, for profit, units ridden with bedbugs, roaches, rodents and various types of health obstructing molds. Continue reading
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