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New York City Begins Lead Paint Testing in 135,000 Apartments

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Mayor Bill de Blasio kicked off the New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) (The Projects) new lead-based paint testing program on Monday, April 15. According to a WABC news report, for the first time ever, 135,000 apartments will be tested with portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers. City officials say that this massive testing effort and […]

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Bronx River Houses May Have to Wait 20 Years for NYCHA (The Projects) Lead Removal Work

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Federal officials have given the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) (The Projects) up to 20 years to get excess lead presence removed from the Bronx River Houses, where nearly every apartment tested was found to have lead contamination. According to a report in the New York Post, a whopping 98 percent of tests for […]

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NYCHA (The Projects) to Spend $88 Million to Inspect 135,000 Apartments for Lead Paint

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The New York City Housing Authority will spend $88 million to inspect about 135,000 apartments for lead paint over a year and a half. According to a report on Patch.com, NYCHA says it has awarded a contract worth $88 million to seven companies that will begin to inspect the units in April as part of […]

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Mayor Bill de Blasio Unveils Plan to Curb Child Lead Poisoning in New York City

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The city has recently introduced a plan to ensure that private landlords do not expose children to lead poisoning. According to a report in the New York Daily News, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to eradicate lead exposure in New York focuses primarily on private landlords as 97 percent of children exposed to lead paint […]

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NYCHA Queensbridge Public Housing Project in Queens is Facing Lead Poisoning Complaints

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Queensbridge Homes has the distinction of being not just New York City’s largest public housing project, but also the biggest public housing project in the country. This housing development is one of 330 that is owned by the New York City Housing Authority or NYCHA, the city agency that is currently under scrutiny over poor […]

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Comedian Michael Che Shows Support for NYCHA Residents (The Projects)

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Michael Che, the co-host of Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” is tapping the comedy community for a show to benefit the Fund for Public Housing, a city-run nonprofit that raises private dollars for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). According to a news report in The Wall Street Journal, the city’s housing authority, which […]

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Landlords Called Out for Negligence in Apartment Buildings Lead Contamination

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A coalition of Lower Manhattan tenants and activists marched in the East Village to demand a city crackdown on landlords who ignore fixing apartment buildings with toxic lead dust from shoddy construction. According to a report on Patch.com, the Lead Dust Free New York City coalition is made up of community organizers and local tenants […]

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NYC Officials Challenged Tests That Showed Children Were Exposed to Lead in NYCHA Apartments

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An investigation by The New York Times showed that the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), the agency that operates low-income housing or “the projects,” within the city, has routinely disputed tests that revealed higher lead levels in its apartments. The New York Times article gives the example of a toddler living in NYCHA housing […]

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City to Repair and Upgrade 62,000 NYCHA Apartments After Lead Poisoning Complaints

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Mayor Bill de Blasio has unveiled a new plan to fix the ongoing lead poisoning issues that residents living in apartments managed by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) have been facing for many years now. According to an ABC news report, the upgrades involve nearly $13 billion in repairs and will cover new […]

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