Ozone Park, Queens, apartment overrun by mold.


The Smith family has living in a toxic environment since they moved in their federally subsidized home on February 2011, and she can’t move her sick family without the ok of the city Housing Authority. Smith, 48, and her daughters Shatima, 27 and Latiqua, 17 have asthma and granddaughter Si-nyai has respiratory problems. The city Department of Housing Preservation and Development has recorded 32 code violations but her emergency transfer application was blocked because the landlord said she owed rent and would not allow contractors inside.

Mold experts have advised her to move.

Smith hopes the Department of Housing Preservation and Development approves a transfer. She could afford to move if the landlord pays for damages done by the mold.

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