Since its establishment in 1997, the Chinatown Justice Program (formerly Housing Justice Campaign) has worked to improve the living conditions of tenants in San Francisco Chinatown. Forced to live in substandard housing and unable to move because of the high cost of housing in San Francisco, low income residents face a number of health and safety issues in their homes. Poor ventilation, mold, insect and rodent infestation, unsanitary common areas, unfixed lights, broken banisters, and slippery hallways that result from unfixed leaks, all contribute to the health and safety hazards that tenants face. The health impacts of theseC conditions include: respiratory problems (including asthma and tuberculosis) due to indoor pollutants and poor ventilation; lead poisoning due to old peeling paint; food contamination due to rodent and bug infestation; accidental injuries due to dim lighting, ceiling leaks, and poor drainage.
Read the full 2005 Substandard Housing Report.
updated November 29, 2015
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