City Admits Relaxing Lead Rule

The families of two very small New Haveners will have to wait at least another another week to find out if a judge will order city officials to clean up the poisonous lead in their apartments.

News Story (Connecticut)

Allan Appel
New Haven Independent
June 7, 2019

Tags: Lead Poisoning

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


Their lawyers from New Haven Legal Assistance (NHLAA) went to court Friday seeking a preliminary injunction to have the city stop using a new more relaxed standard for deciding when to order a landlord to clean up lead paint.


For the first time, Harp administration officials acknowledged in court Friday that they did in fact change policy, in hopes of saving money. They raised the threshold to 20 micrograms per deciliter.