These are the kinds of stories TV stations cover best: Local government ineptitude; lack of response; city officials double-talking when confronted with the evidence; excuses, and passing the buck. The kind of stories that cause local officials to stick their hand in front of the camera because they’ve been outed. The kind of stories that […]
The kind of stories that keeps college journalism classes full of hopeful students.
KHOU, the Tegna-owned CBS affiliate in Houston, is shining its investigative light on some housing problems in the city.
While 24,000 people await their chance to live in public housing, there are some people who are making close to $100,000 a year already living there.
Or as the man says, “public housing is for the needy, not the greedy.”
Another KHOU investigative piece reveals how the city finds dangerous living conditions at dozens of apartment buildings throughout the city, many going on for years.
The city cites them, but then fails to follow up with any action.
“It is what it is,” admits one public works official on camera.
It is, says KHOU, a pattern that leaves many rent paying customers with no where to turn.
Except perhaps KHOU. KHOU will devote all day Monday to covering renters’ rights.