Slum Housing is a Growing Community Issue
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more tenants have reported living in slum housing conditions as a result of landlord negligence. Despite filing complaints with the county’s code enforcement agencies, the slum conditions persist.
The decentralization of the County’s current code enforcement administration creates an unnecessarily complicated system, confusion for tenants, delays in abatement, and therefore harm for tenants who have to live in slum conditions.
In order to immediately and effectively eradicate slum housing, the County needs a proactive, centralized code enforcement system that can motivate landlord compliance, hold slum lords accountable, and resolve violations when landlords don’t.
The County needs:
- Systematic Code Enforcement Program (SCEP)
- Rent Escrow Account Program (REAP)
- Tenant Habitability Plan (THP)
- Health and Safety Receiverships
Atlantic Avenue Slum Housing Lawsuit
Tenants at 15519 Atlantic Ave, Compton, CA 90221 have been facing life threatening maintenance issues. Despite numerous maintenance requests the building owners have ignored the inhumane and hazardous conditions of their properties. In addition, code enforcement has been slow or unwilling to intervene on their behalf. Safe homes are essential to maintaining safe communities. Learn more about the lawsuit and tenants fight for safe habitable homes here. If you have a code enforcement issue and would like to get connected to the Code Enforcement campaign complete the form below.