“Rats, Rodents Mold . . .” “NBC News on Conditions in Belle Glade Housing

We collaborated with NBC news earlier last month to gather information on the housing conditions in Belle Glade’s Okeechobee Center, a former work camp used predominately to house segregated black farmworkers.  The article, released this morning online, includes interviews with tenants/clients, the history of exploited farmworkers as captured through the “Harvest of Shame” CBS video in 1960, and the ongoing resistance of the Housing Authority of Belle Glade to rectify habitability issues in this community, largely funded by the United States Department of Agriculture.

We hope that the article will continue to shed light on the problems in the Glades and to help resolve long-standing health and safety issues.

Please see link below:

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/rats-roaches-mold-under-usda-s-watch-some-rural-public-n1057016