Stockton city leaders are working with community groups to come up with a response to deal with the raids and help people understand their rights. “We are asking people, don’t give false information either, it’s better not to say anything, don’t try and change your name, for sure we don’t want you to try and run, any of those things. We just want to make sure you remain silent until you get an attorney,” said Pastor Trena Turner, executive director of Faith in the Valley.
By Monica Velez—Nov. 4, 2019
Thousands of people in Fresno County are evicted from their homes every year. It’s a misconception that failing to pay rent is the only reason people are evicted, according to a study just released by the organization Faith in the Valley in partnership with Fresno State and Central California Legal Services. Evicted in Fresno: Facts for Housing Advocates used different sets of data and court records to find out how much money tenants owe in rent on average, the reasons people are evicted, what percentage of tenants have legal representation, and what parts of Fresno have a higher concentration of evictions and why.
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