Residents From Across New York Rally To Strengthen The State Mold Regulations Prior To State Mold Taskforce Hearing

Liz Krueger

September 22, 2008

The New York State Toxic Mold Taskforce is responsible for developing recommendations for amending State mold regulations. State Senator Liz Krueger will applaud the formation of the taskforce and highlight the importance of creating stronger City and State mold regulations. Asthmatic tenants will call on the taskforce to recommend that the State and City adopt enforceable regulations for safe remediation of mold problems and better training for city and state employees in agencies responsible for inspection and remediation.

A report by the Comptroller in September of 2007 states that while citywide childhood asthma rates have declined in the past 5 years, in several low-income neighborhoods such as Bushwick, Ridgewood and Canarsie-Flatlands, rates have actually increased. Bushwick also has the highest concentration of open housing code violations in the city.

WHO: State Senator Liz Krueger, Asthmatic families from Make the Road New York, We Act, 
            the Fifth Avenue Committee, advocates from the New York Immigration Coalition and 
            the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation

WHAT: Rally to Strengthen the State Mold Regulations prior to State Mold Taskforce Hearing

WHEN: Tuesday, September 23rd at 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: City Hall Steps (JMZ to Chambers, 4,5,6 to City Hall)

VISUALS: Asthmatic tenants wearing protective masks and holding moldy pieces of wall and 
               their asthma pumps