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NYCHA Prioritized Fun Over Protecting Children

September 04, 2018 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) has been under fire for nearly a year for failing to properly protect the children of New York from exposure to lead paint and lead pipes in older apartments.  Despite being trusted with enforcement of important policies regarding lead exposure, the NYCHA was consistently derelict in its duties, leaving thousands of housing units uninspected and un-remediated.  Now, the reason for this dereliction has become clearer.

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Hundreds of Children Exposed to Lead Paint Risks

July 16, 2018 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Since investigative reporting first revealed the New York City Housing Authority had failed in its duty to monitor apartments and homes for lead paint, the city and Mayor have consistently attempted to downplay the extent of the problem.  Yet as reporters have continued to dig, indications are that the initial reports actually understated the number of children at risk.  New reports have revised the number of at-risk children up to approximately 800 kids.

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Jury Recognizes Responsibility of NYCHA

May 01, 2018 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The New York City Housing Authority came under attack by local newspapers in recent months when it was discovered the NYCHA failed to provide legally mandated lead paint inspections, that when those inspections were provided they were often performed by under-trained personnel, and that the NYCHA lied and obfuscated in an attempt to keep the public from recognizing the extent of the danger faced by thousands of children as a result of the Housing Authority’s inaction.

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NYCHA in the Forefront

March 08, 2018 | Fin\

The New York City Housing Authority is being sued by a tenant advocacy group after years of inaction to enforce existing laws.  The issues originally came to light in October of 2017 when the New York Times ran a series of articles detailing how the NYCHA had not performed its duties to monitor public housing for mold and lead paint issues, resulting in thousands of children being unnecessarily exposed to toxic substances.

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Lead Paint Hazard Front and Center in New York City

December 11, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

It started with the New York Times.  Over the course of a week, the New York Times ran a series of investigative reports detailing how lead paint remains a problem in many areas of New York City, and how the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) falsely certified that lead paint inspections had been performed in hundreds of apartments that had never been tested.

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Lead In Our Water Supply - A New Danger

February 07, 2017 | Judge Leonard L. Finz

It is alarming to note that the New York City water supply to public schools and homes in certain cases, has a lead content that exceeds the safety threshold established by the Environmental Protection Agency. This becomes a serious issue when it is scientifically known that lead is an environmental pollutant metal, that if ingested can cause significant harm ranging from mild headaches, to permanent memory and intellectual deficits, and in some cases, even death.

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Concern Continues Over Lead Poisoning in Children

May 23, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Since the water contamination in Flint, Michigan, made national headlines there has been a growing concern about the dangers of lead in water supplies, especially when it comes to the health and safety of children. Just this week a Long Island school district announced water fountains in six schools had elevated lead levels. Lead in the water might be receiving a lot of attention right now but we cannot forget that the dangers of lead paint are this a major problem in this country.

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