Listen: What life is like for seniors in 2 different Chinatown buildings

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CCED volunteer, Craig Wong, discusses some options with Ady for trying to find a better housing situation for herself and her mother. With the city’s Section 8 waiting list closed, and her mother not being able to qualify for senior affordable housing due to her immigration status, the options are limited. (Photo by Bear Guerra)

Part I: ‘I live in a room full of roaches’

You wouldn’t think anyone lives in this building, but a lot of people do. The building is in need of repairs and filled with roaches. But many of the residents, who pay just a few hundred dollars for a room, have nowhere to go.

Part II: Inside Metro, seniors fight for better conditions

Meet the unlikely group of senior renters who organized for better living conditions. And to their surprise, they won.