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Subsidized Squalor

Residents live in filth, fear in mismanaged Bay Area public housing

Geneva Eaton says she lost any hope that the Richmond Housing Authority would help with problems at its Hacienda apartment complex, from mouse and cockroach infestations to squatters and long-ignored maintenance needs. “I wanna go someplace else, but I don’t have anywhere else to go,” she said. “They treat us like animals here.”

Credit: Lacy Atkins/San Francisco Chronicle

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