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 …
June 13, 2017
NYLPI is testifying today in support of the Asthma Free Housing Act, which will require effective remediation and incentivize prevention of mold and pest infestations that trigger asthma. Read the DNA Info coverage, the El Diario coverage, the City Lab …
NYLPI gives testimony to the Public Housing Committee urging further support for NYCHA repairs and transparency in budget
March 13, 2017
NYLPI offered testimony to the Public Housing Committee’s budget hearing on March 13, arguing for increasing funding and transparency measures for NYCHA’s mold and pest problem. Poor housing conditions in NYCHA housing lead to mold and vermin infestati …