City Council Passes Bill to Protect Tenants from Dangerous Asthma Triggers

December 20, 2017

Community Justice, Disability Justice, Environmental Justice, Health Justice, Healthy Homes, Legislative, Press Release

Demonstrators call for a healthy housing bill

The New York City Council voted today to pass the Asthma-Free Housing Act (Intro385C), a bill that allows renters to live safely in homes free of mold, pests, and indoor health hazards. Councilwoman Rosie Mendez (D-2) worked for ten years alongside advocates in the Coalition for Asthma Free Housing – including New York Lawyers for the Public Interest in a key role – to pass the bill that mandates landlords clean up dangerous asthma triggers inside city apartments.

Read the press release.

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