The rain and snow that typically nourish the Colorado River, which in turn serves as the most important water source for the American Southwest, have been abysmal this year, and meteorologists are warning of a permanent shift in the area’s weather patterns.
The Fair Housing Council of Riverside County, which partners with RCAC to provide fair and affordable housing, won a settlement last week against two apartment complexes that had unlawfully discriminated against prospective tenants.
During and after World War II, mobile home parks filled a housing need for soldiers and their families and continued to do so in the years following the war. Today, there are about 40,000 such parks across the United States. But according to the preservationist and landscape architect Eduard Krakhmalnikov, the parks are disappearing
In nearly every area of the country, both renters and homeowners are spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing, according to a recent National Low Income Housing Coalition report. According to the group, there is a particularly severe shortage of rental homes for extremely low-income earners.
Californians in the Central Valley still struggle with effects from the five-year drought. For some, that means dry wells and a high price tag to repair or replace them.
In Fresno County one resident’s well went dry two years ago and she’d been refilling 25 gallon jugs at a friend’s house until last year when Self-Help Enterprises helped her access a refillable water tank for household water use. The tank is provided through a state-funded program for emergency drinking water assistance.