Thousands of families in the areas most impacted by Sandy continue to face an urgent and escalating health crisis: mold infestation.
Dangerous mold remediation work is being carried out by volunteers and workers with little training or protections. Poor workmanship by untrained or unscrupulous contractors can leave behind traces of mold, requiring work to be done again. Mayor Bloomberg’s $15 million private program is a positive step but the projected 2,000 homes it will help falls far short of the actual need. Additionally, the city has not ensured that the jobs created are skilled, economy-building jobs that help Sandy-impacted low-income residents recover. Read More