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Washington Post: Numerous children have been poisoned by lead in homes approved by D.C. housing inspectors

August 16, 2018

Photo of Chanelle Mattocks with her son Alonzo outside of their home.

At CLC, we see this every day—unhealthy, unsafe housing conditions are harming DC children and families. CLC attorney Kathy Zeisel talks with Washington Post’s Terrence McCoy about the problem.

“Sometimes families chose housing that may not be great because they feel like they don’t have any other options,” said Kathy Zeisel of the Children’s Law Center. “They may believe the coat of paint has resolved the issue, but by the end of the month, the paint is peeling all over again, and the water is coming through the walls.”

Read the full article here.