City, Legal Aid Clash On Lead Paint

According to a legal aid attorney and lead poisoning watchdog, the abatement was too costly, too slow — and indicative of city government’s wholly inadequate and dishonest response to New Haven’s child lead poisoning crisis.

News Story (Connecticut)

Thomas Breen
New Haven Independent
February 7, 2019

Tags: Lead Poisoning

Organizations mentioned/involved: New Haven Legal Assistance Association (CT)


Over the past year and a half, three separate state judges have publicly rebuked the city’s health department for inadequate lead paint inspections, for storing lead-related notes on paper and not in electronic records, for failing to enforce timely and sufficient abatements of lead-hazardous properties, and for failing to follow up and make sure that abated properties remain safe for child tenants to keep living in.