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.READ MORE: Jury Reaches Verdict In Trial Of Derek Chauvin
In November, the feds created the position of a mold overseer for mold overseer for NYCHA.READ MORE: Police: Gabriel Dewitt Wilson In Custody After Deadly Shooting At West Hempstead Stop & Shop
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.MORE NEWS: Five Things We Know About The West Hempstead Stop & Shop Shooting
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.