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Social and economic discrimination still rampant in Houston low-income housing.

Yang Wang  reports on the disturbing low-income housing neighborhood conditions in Houston, TX that led to a teens death. Just weeks before 19-year-old Jamesha Floyd was pulled from her burning home, her aunt and uncle complained to their landlord about faulty electrical wiring in the four-room house they shared with Floyd on Sayers Street. And even though many of the exploitative property owners have been "issued correction orders" many problems go unattended, such as, "roofs or walls not waterproofed; improperly attached building parts that might fall; holes, cracks, breaks on floors, walls or ceilings; rubbish, tires and other unsanitary items covering the yards and other conditions that violate construction or fire codes."

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