February 11, 2020
NYLPI’s Director of Environmental Justice Rachel Spector spoke at a bill signing with Mayor de Blasio in support of a package of new laws creating stronger enforcement of protections against toxic lead. NYLPI and coalition partners played a key role in …
New Report, Collecting Dust: How NYC is Failing to Penalize Landlords for Exposing Tenants to Lead Dust
November 13, 2019
Our new report, Collecting Dust: How NYC is Failing to Penalize Landlords for Exposing Tenants to Lead Dust, details New York City’s continued failure to punish landlords for exposing tenants to dangerous levels of toxic lead dust. Among other finding …
May 9, 2019
AM-NY journalist Sarina Trangle quoted NYLPI’s Director of Environmental Justice, Rachel Spector, in a story on New York lead enforcement today. Rachel talked about “turnover abatement”, as part of new lead laws, when landlords are required to fix lead …
January 8, 2019
Gothamist writer and reporter Steven Wishnia focused on the impact of lead on tenants in New York.
Lead Poisoning Report: New York Has Gone 14 Years Without A Single Enforcement Action on Private Lead Inspection Law
September 25, 2018
Ambitious laws to protect the city’s children from lead poisoning have gone without enforcement.
December 20, 2017
The New York City Council voted today to pass the Asthma-Free Housing Act (Intro385C), a bill that allows renters to live safely in homes free of mold, pests, and indoor health hazards. Councilwoman Rosie Mendez (D-2) worked for ten years alongside adv …