A judge says he`s heard enough from NYCHA, the mayor and the federal government about problems in public housing; instead he wants to hear from the people who live there. Mayor Bill de Blasio also announced plans to end all lead poisoning in New York City.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a Vision Zero type program aimed at decontaminating 175,000 NYC public housing apartments of lead.
The program will roll out immediate testing for 130,000 apartments.
De Blasio also promises intensive outreach to hundreds of families with children exposed to lead and quarterly reports and transparency.