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Part of the goal of Stop the Mold is to help public housing tenants tell the story of how mold is affecting their lives. We’re seeking pictures, videos, documents, first-person accounts – anything that helps chronicle this health and housing crisis.

Our reporters are visiting various housing developments to talk with tenants, but there are other ways to contribute – and become part of the conversation – using digital technology. Among them:

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Text MOLD to 646-760-3800, and take our quick and easy survey.

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Call 347-979-3146 and leave us a message about your experience.


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Stop the Mold aims to track the scourge of mold in New York City public housing developments and document the impact on the lives of its residents. The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s NYCity News Service is teaming with the New York Daily News to use in-person and on-line engagement with city public housing tenants to chronicle this mold infestation in the nation’s largest public housing system.

NYCHA by the Numbers

New Yorkers live in public housing.


of units had water leaks in 2011.

open work orders as of January 2014.

Average Monthly Rent


Average Share of Income that goes to Rent

Average Household Income

Amount NYCHA says it needs to repair all developments


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