Contamination from lead paint and mold are issues that can affect homes across New Jersey. But those household hazards present particular problems for folks living in the state’s limited supply of affordable housing.
That was the subject of a public hearing convened yesterday by the state Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.
While New Jersey has laws to protect tenants against household hazards like lead paint, there are no regulations or standards to regulate mold.
Advocates say that, besides issues of enforcement, finding a place to relocate tenants when lead or mold is found can be a huge challenge since affordable housing is usually located in older buildings where the same issues can arise.
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