Healthy Homes

On September 26th, 2018, WE ACT’s Environmental Health Programs Manager Milagros de Hoz and several of our members testified in a public hearing at the Daniel Patrick Moynihan US Courthouse as part of the Federal Government’s lawsuit against the New
Génesis Abreu on Univision – September 26, 2018
On September 26th, 2018 the Federal Government of the United States’ lawsuit against the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), US v. NYCHA 18 Civ 5213 (WHP), had a public hearing. Among other housing safety and sanitary violations, lead paint
The How’s, Where’s and Why’s of Lead
I was raised in Harlem from birth, born at the old Women’s Hospital on February 17th, 1950. My most vivid memories from my childhood are from my home on 116th Street between 8th and Manhattan Avenue. Living there with my
Growing Old
In this July 11, 2018 Grist article on the impact of extreme heat, WE ACT’s Environmental Policy and Advocacy Coordinator Stephan Roundtree, Jr. discusses the work we are doing to help New Yorkers learn about and locate neighborhood cooling centers during
Stephan Roundtree, Jr. in Grist – July 11, 2018
The Health Threats of Substandard Housing and Respiratory Illness in Low-Income Communities Whenever someone asks me where I grew up, I always pay homage to Bushwick, a working-class neighborhood in northern Brooklyn. But some of my earliest memories are from
Home is Where the Heart – and Lungs Are

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