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Forum To Help Tenants Legally Tackle Mold In NYCHA Apartments Next Week

 Red Hook West Houses, one half of Brooklyn's largest NYCHA development.
Red Hook West Houses, one half of Brooklyn's largest NYCHA development.
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RED HOOK — The New York City Housing Authority has been slow to address mold issues in Red Hook public housing apartments, according to a new survey which reportedly found this week that some residents have to wait up to five years for repairs.

To help residents find ways to deal with mold issues, a forum will be held next week with attorneys and tenant advocates, local nonprofit Red Hook Initiative announced. 

The meeting will take place on Thursday, March 10, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at RHI's center, located at 767 Hicks St. 

The community discussion is a part of the nonprofit's "Mold in Red Hook Houses" campaign, which seeks to draw attention to the widespread mold infestation faced by tenants of the public housing complex, the group said. 

Advocates from Community Voices Heard and Stop the Mold will speak at the meeting, as will attorney Greg Bass with the National Center for Law and Economic Justice.

There will also be a lawyer from Legal Aid available to speak to residents about individual cases. 

RHI is also hoping to organize tenants to travel to Albany on March 16 for a "Day of Action" to rally for an increase in state funding for public housing needs.