Rachel testified before the House Financial Service’s Housing and Insurance Subcommittee at a hearing entitled “Oversight of the Federal Government’s Approach to Lead-Based Paint and Mold Remediation in Public and Subsidized Housing,” today in room 2128 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing focused on how the federal government, through Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs, remedies unsafe living conditions caused by mold and lead-based paint for families living in public and assisted housing. Witnesses were also been asked to specifically comment on a recent HUD Office of Inspector General (OIG) report, entitled “HUD’s Oversight of Lead-Based Paint in Public Housing and the Housing Choice Voucher Programs.” Rachel made recommendations and answered questions on how strategic capital investments are necessary to solve this problem.
Watch the archived video of the hearing Here.
Read NYHC’s submitted testimony Here.