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Committee of Housing and Buildings votes on legislation to tackle city's lead-based paint crisis

The new legislation would issue hefty violations for peeling lead paint in homes where young children are present.

News 12 Staff

Jul 13, 2023, 10:18 PM

Updated 342 days ago

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The City Council's Committee of Housing and Buildings voted 8-1 on Thursday on legislation to tackle the lead-based paint crisis in the city.
The legislation would issue hefty violations for peeling lead paint in homes where young children are present.
If lead-based paint is found in any common area in a multiple dwelling where a child under 6 lives, that building will be issued a Class C immediate hazardous violation.
The committee referenced previous data that says the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development issued over 15,000 hazardous violations for lead-based paint in the city in 2022 -- an approximate 6,000-violation increase since 2021.
The legislation is awaiting Mayor Eric Adam's signature.


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