Nationally, the childhood asthma rate is 1 in 11. But in some low-income NYC neighborhoods, it is ONE IN FOUR.
Housing problems are more common in low-income housing, such as holes or cracks, and water leaks, and increase the chance of infestations of cockroaches, rodents or mold, which are common triggers for asthma attacks.
In 2014, the Coalition for Asthma Free Housing introduced a bill into the city council to reduce indoor allergen hazards that can trigger asthma in dwellings. The bill calls on landlords to regularly inspect and fix problems. The Coalition is STILL waiting for a hearing on the bill.
Join us to call on Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the NYC City Council to introduce and pass The Asthma-Free Housing Act of 2016, Intro 385B!