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October 6, 2015
KPCC


How REAP works, and how it helps LA's renters


by Deepa Fernandes

Los Angeles City Council is set to look at housing on Tuesday. 
In particular, they'll give attention to the Rent Escrow Account Program,
known as REAP. It's a city program that forces landlords to make repairs
to dilapidated buildings. Linda Kite, executive director of the Healthy
Homes Collaborative, joins the show to explain how REAP works, and
how effective the program is. 


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September 23, 2015
KPCC

Harm at Home: Lead poisoning of children
persists in South Los Angeles
 
 by Deepa Fernandes

Young children in South Los Angeles continue to live in conditions
that harm their health and well-being. In the first of two parts, KPCC
investigates why the community still suffers most of the cases of
childhood lead poisoning in the city and how concerted efforts to
eliminate lead's threat to young children are falling short.

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September 23, 2015    
KPCC


Harm at Home: Mold, roaches in South LA
apartments trigger asthma, school absences

 

 by Deepa Fernandes

Young children in South Los Angeles continue to live in conditions
that harm their health and well-being. In the second of two parts,
KPCC examines why many children suffer from asthma and other
respiratory illnesses triggered by mold, roaches and other hazards
in their homes, sending the kids to emergency rooms and causing
them to lose valuable school time. 

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