Harford Neglects Enforcing Code Violations, Families Forced To Live In Poor Conditions

Despite Hartford’s awareness of numerous health and safety code violations, the city inconsistently inspects, documents, and corrects them. These violations most often occur in Hartford’s inner city, where many residents have low incomes, are people of color, and are at risk for developing health conditions such as asthma. “We’re working hard to implement changes and improvements to our housing code and the inspection process,” states supervisor and interim development services director I. Charles Mathews. Meanwhile, Shamiesha Inabinett, who rents a cockroach-infested apartment, wonders, “How long do we have to live like this?”

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