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Public Advocate calls for NYCHA head to step down after lead paint scandal

ALIZA CHASAN | 11/16/2017, 5:01 p.m.
Public Advocate Letitita James called for a change in leadership at the city’s Housing Authority just days after a report ...
Public Advocate Letitia James

Public Advocate Letitita James called for a change in leadership at the city’s Housing Authority just days after a report emerged showing the agency failed to inspect for lead in paint at thousands of apartments.

The problems started in 2013, a Department of Investigation report shows. The inspections were not done for 55,000 apartments since then. NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye told PIX11 she believed the agency was doing the work. But James believes Olatoye needs to leave after meeting with her.

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