New York City has agreed to remove mold in public housing as part of a settlement of a federal lawsuit by tenants. The Housing Authority must fix leaks, insulate pipes and deal with other moisture issues of their 400,000 tenants. In most case, the authority will have to fix the problem within seven to 15 days of a work order. The settlement requires the authority to recognize asthma as a disability and make accommodations for tenants with the condition.
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