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Orange County Justice United: Tenant Organizing

Orange County Justice United Tenant Organizing, Hillsborough NC
 
Orange County Justice United is organizing alongside a team of low income residents and religious leaders to address the substandard living conditions in Gateway Village, a 64 unit Section 8 development in Hillsborough, NC. 
 

WIN Calls for Policy Changes at Shelter

The rally was sponsored by the Washington Interfaith Network, a congregation-based community organizing group. Members of the organization said they had been visiting residents at the shelter in the past six weeks, and have been stunned by their stories.

On Tuesday, residents spoke of power outages and uncooked meat served in the cafeteria. One held up a sign saying, “No rats, no roaches.” “I have been sick and my daughter has been sick,” said Bre Archie, 35, who has lived in the shelter for 16 months. “This is no place for children,” she added. “Its stressful for adults.”

Metro IAF NY Work Airs on Dateline

On Sunday, January 5th, NBC Dateline aired an important story on Metro IAF's work to pressure the New York City Housing Authority to clean up the mold and moisture that causes asthma. This work led to a legal settlement with NYCHA and the CITY in December.

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/dateline/53856721#53856721

Metro IAF NY Wins Federal Judicial Oversight to Ensure Real Cleanup of Mold by NYCHA

The City Housing Authority is about to come under judicial oversight to erase one of its worst plagues — creeping mold in aging apartments, the Daily News has learned.

The city signed off on a consent decree Monday that will give a federal judge the ability to ensure the New York City Housing Authority finally eradicates the longstanding and dangerous condition.

Bloomberg vows to eliminate backlog of NYCHA repairs by end of year

Mayor Bloomberg promised Thursday to eliminate a stunning backlog of 420,000 public housing apartment repairs by the end of the year. But critics were skeptical the city could meet its goals. “Today marks the beginning of the end of this problem,” the mayor declared at a press conference in the Drew-Hamilton Houses in East Harlem.

Mayoral Candidates Hold Public Forum

Six major mayoral candidates squared off for the first time Thursday night, and all went on the attack — not against each other, but against Mayor Bloomberg.

Unexpected Focus at a Mayoral Forum

This year’s campaign for New York City mayor was expected to turn on police tactics, education policy and economic development.  On Thursday, six of the leading candidates in the race found themselves discussing something different: mold.

Public Housing Residents Claim NYCHA Just Paints Over Mold Problems

It’s a cry for help from residents of New York City public housing. Many have been complaining about mold in their city apartments for years, but charge the New York City Housing Authority never really confronts the problem. “I’ve been having this problem over ten years now, with the mold. We [call] the complaint center, we put in a ticket and what they do is they come and they paint right over it and within three months, the mold starts to grow back again,” Rosanna De La Cuadra told 1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks.

NYCHA's failure to stop reoccurring mold invasion spurs suit

The mold in public housing tenant Patricia Gorritz’s apartment got so bad for her asthmatic children, the city Health Department ordered NYCHA to clean it immediately. A year later, NYCHA has done nothing to keep the mold from coming back again and again. On Tuesday, Gorritz will join other frustrated tenants in an action against the authority for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act — on the grounds that asthma is a disability.

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