Is Riverview Plaza Contaminated with MOLD?

Sacramento’s Riverview Plaza is a 15-story apartment building located at 600 I Street–owned and operated by the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency and intended to provide 123 affordable apartments to low-income seniors. 14 tenants (including 4 deceased ones) have suffered respiratory ailments. Set for March completion, the building is undergoing a $5 million building rehab–painting and upgrading the emergency and fire systems– handled by Turner Construction.

As evidenced by tenant complaints, water damage from an overflowing rooftop pool, humid exhaust from nearby industry and other sources seem likely to have created optimum conditions for mold. But the building has not been tested recently or thoroughly for mold. Does Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency feel like its poor and vulnerable residents are only worthy of substandard housing?

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