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Manhattan Lead Paint Confusion Casts New Doubts on Moving Public Housing to Private Management

A supervisor assigned to oversee possible lead paint removal didn’t have certification. Meanwhile, an asbestos removal firm with a record of violations was hired. Some elected officials say NYCHA must pause transferring buildings to private firms.

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Can Mayoral Hopeful Shaun Donovan Save New York City’s Crumbling Public Housing?

The ex-city and federal housing boss created a controversial privatization program now used in NYC. NYCHA’s lead-poisoning scandal festered while he was in Washington. Now Donovan says he can rescue residents.

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Kids Poisoned After Lead Turns Up in Apartments Declared ‘Lead-Free’ by NYCHA

Inspections have so far found lead paint in more than 24,000 apartments ordered for testing. Among the victims: the great-great grandson of Eleanor Bumpurs, the public housing resident gunned down by cops in the 1980s.

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NYCHA Promises Apartment Repairs for Great-Granddaughter of NYPD Shooting Victim Eleanor Bumpurs

The kin and namesake of the 66-year-old NYCHA tenant who became a symbol of police brutality and cops’ inability to deal with people in mental health crisis gets swift action after THE CITY spotlights her case.

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NYCHA Falsely Certified This Brooklyn Child’s Apartment Lead-Free. Now He Has Lead Poisoning — and He’s Not Alone

"When people make mistakes and then cover those mistakes up with lies upon lies, that’s when people get really hurt," said Sherron Paige, whose 7-year-old son, Kyan, has grown up in a lead-tainted apartment in the Red Hook Houses.

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NYCHA Managers Allegedly Lied on Lead Reports for Hundreds of Apartments. At Least 19 Kids Were Poisoned

Workers certified to oversee lead paint abatement were forced to sign off on jobs they had nothing to do with, according to city investigators. No criminal charges have been brought.

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Health Inspectors Ignored Kids With Harmful Lead Levels, Comptroller Finds

Some 12,000 children who had elevated blood-lead levels didn’t get the follow-up testing urged under federal guidelines, according to a new report.

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Housing Authority Admits It Can’t Get the Lead Out

The troubled agency concedes it’s currently unable to deliver on a promise to properly inspect apartments for lead paint and clean them up.

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City Should Test Entire Schools for Lead Paint, Lawmakers Say

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Councilmember Mark Treyger, urged the city to expand its testing amid troubling findings in elementary schools.

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School Officials Promise Lead Cleanup, But Offer Little Testing Advice

With nearly 900 city elementary classrooms beset by lead paint, officials say they’re moving quickly — but give minimal guidance on blood tests.

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Lead Paint Found in Hundreds of Elementary Schools

More than 900 New York City elementary school classrooms tested positive for lead following inspections, according to Department of Education data. The news comes as Mayor Bill de Blasio’s NYCHA grapples with lead contamination in public housing.

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NYCHA Lead ‘Emergency’ as Clean-up Falters and Child Poisonings Rise

A damning federal monitor report describes failures to protect public housing residents from everything from lead to mold to rats "the size of cats."

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City Probers Looking at NYCHA’s New Lead Clean-up Mess

Crews used expired dust wipes when determining whether apartments are lead-free — spurring examinations by the Department of Investigation and NYCHA.

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NYCHA Bungles Lead Paint Clean-up as It Blows Deadline

THE CITY finds the agency employed useless expired dust wipes to check apartments as officials admit they "failed" to follow protocols in massive job.

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NYCHA Monitor Accuses Agency of Failing to Get the Lead Out

Federal monitor Bart Schwartz says housing chair Kathryn Garcia gave the City Council a "misleading impression" on flagging clean-up effort.