Advocating for safe, habitable public housing in Richmond

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A story posted at Richmond Confidential yesterday by Mariam Zagub shines a light on the often severe barriers to safe, habitable housing that low-income tenants with disabilities can face. The story focuses on BayLegal client Michael Lewis and his attorney Henrissa Bassey, and details Mr. Lewis’ struggles with a lack of disabled access and other basic habitability issues in a public housing unit operated by the Richmond Housing Authority, along with his subsequent fight against eviction and displacement.

For details on the case and our ongoing efforts to represent Mr. Lewis in his search for safe, habitable housing, please see Ms. Zagub’s story:

 

For background on the ongoing habitability and safety issues at Nevin Plaza and other RHA properties, see: