How Decades of Housing Discrimination Hurts Fresno in the Pandemic

Decades of discrimination in Fresno laid the groundwork for a housing crisis today.

In Fresno, Calif., the coronavirus pandemic has magnified damage caused by decades of discriminatory housing practices. Residents of its poorest neighborhoods, mostly people of color, face eviction at a higher rate than their white neighbors. This video was released in partnership with Fresnoland.

This documentary is part of an ongoing reporting project that is giving context and history to news coverage of evictions, a looming threat resulting from the pandemic. This video was supported by Pulitzer Center, The James Irvine Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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  • Producer: Daniel Casarez
  • Director: Bonnie Bertram
  • Sr. Producer: Erik German
  • Editor: Anne Checler
  • Associate Producer: Christopher Vazquez