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Attorney General James Wins $5.1 Million from Notorious Buffalo Landlord To Fund Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention in Erie County

November 7th, 2022 – Press Release BUFFALO – New York Attorney General Letitia James today won her $5.1 million lawsuit against against Angel Elliot Dalfin, a Buffalo-area landlord whose flagrant and egregious violations of lead safety laws resulted in more than two dozen reported cases of childhood lead poisoning. Erie County Supreme Court Justice Catherine …

We're Hiring! Home Rehabilitation Specialist

Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. (HOCN) is looking for a Home Rehabilitation Specialist to join our team. Home Rehabilitation Specialist will provide assistance to property owners in determining housing rehabilitation needs, estimating costs, preparing bid specification documents, reviewing bids, selecting contractors, and monitoring construction. Home Rehabilitation Specialist must maintain professional, courteous relationships with clients …

Profiting from poison: how the US lead industry knowingly created a water crisis

September 22, 2022 6:00am EDT The Gaurdian By Erin McCormick and Aliya Uteuova View Original Article The lead water crisis facing Chicago and many other US cities today has roots in a nearly century-old campaign to boost the lead industry’s sales The year was 1933 and, to a group of industrialists gathered in a New …

Buffalo community groups join new map project to find and replace lead water pipelines

July 21st, 2022 – WKBW Buffalo By Yoselin Person View Original Article and Video   BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A new lead pipeline map is launching in Buffalo to track outdated infrastructure homes to replace the city’s entire network of lead pipes that’s estimated to cost half a billion dollars. A new partnership between local …

Buffalo Community Groups Join Map Project To Find and Replace Lead Water Pipes

July 20th, 2022 – Buffalo Rising Online By: Liberty Darr View Original Article Buffalo is making monumental strides forward when it comes to solving a century-old problem: the location of an estimated 40,000 drinking water pipes made from toxic lead, most of them likely to be found in low-income communities of color. Today local community …

HOCN Joins Map Project to Find and Replace Lead Water Pipes

It is with great excitement that we share that Buffalo will be one of the first cities in the nation to deploy cutting-edge machine learning to solve a century-old problem: the location of an estimated 40,000 drinking water pipes made from toxic lead, most of them likely to be found in low-income communities of color. …