Los Angeles Tenants Suffer from Abuse, Unsanitary Housing

After a group of tenants denounced the terrible conditions of an apartment they were renting in Los Angeles, the landlord began to demolish it when they were not at home in retaliation. A community organization has helped the tenants, mostly low-income immigrants, to file a complaint. They say this is just one example of landlords charging high prices and providing poor maintenance to properties, a widespread problem in California’s largest city. Alejando Maciel brings the story of affected tenants from the Latino neighborhood of Boyle Heights, Los Angeles.

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