Judge orders NYCHA to do emergency lead inspections, housing agency waives right to hearing
Moms living in new York City Housing Authority homes, furious after discovering lead in their children's blood, won a legal victory after a judge ordered to city to redo lead inspections. There are hundreds of children in public housing living with toxic lead in their apartments, Jim Walden, the lawyer representing the Citywide Council of Presidents, which represents tenants, said. Officials with the city told some their homes were lead free, but then state inspection teams found lead in the apartments. Moms are calling it a lead crisis in the city.