NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The New York City Council announced new legislation to help NYCHA residents dealing with mold in their apartments.

The bill would require the city to give tenants information about reporting complaints.

In November, the feds created the position of a mold overseer for mold overseer for NYCHA.

City Council member Ritchie Torres says NYCHA has a history of not effectively addressing mold problems.

“When residents call, there’s no guarantee that NYCHA will inspect. And when NYCHA inspects, there’s no guarantee that NYCHA will repair. And when NYCHA repairs, there’s not guarantee that they will complete the repairs, or do it effectively to prevent the recurrence of mold,” Torres said.

Torres says a call center is currently available to residents in more than two dozen developments. It will be available to all NYCHA tenants by July.

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