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Report Sees Widespread Mold After Sandy

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Six months have passed since Hurricane Sandy struck the shores of New York, and as a recent report put out by several Sandy advocacy groups shows, many residents are now faced with mold problems.

According to “Sandy’s Mold Legacy: The Unmet Need Six Months After the Storm,” thousands of homes have developed mold since Hurricane Sandy. The report was put out by the Alliance for a Just Rebuilding along with several other organizations including ALIGN, Community Voices Heard, Faith in New York, Make the Road NY, New York Communities for Change and VOCAL-NY. The report included a survey of residents affected by mold and analysis of the Neighborhood Revitalization NYC Program, which set out to deal with the growing mold problem. Members from Faith in New York, Make the Road NY and New York Communities for Change conducted a survey of almost 700 households in the Rockaways and Staten Island. According to the report, at the time of the survey, 420 of the 690 households surveyed reported visible mold. Continue Reading →

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