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New Environmental Sampling and Right-to-Know Strategies for Housing and Tenants' Rights Advocates

By Don Ryan & Ralph Scott

Focusing on environmental health hazards often associated with poor housing conditions is a new approach to addressing substandard housing and promoting tenants' rights. By adapting sampling and right-to-know strategies from the environmental movement to the housing and tenants' rights arena, advocates can document serious environmental health hazards in distressed communities and use this information to win measures to catalyze corrective action to ensure safe and affordable housing for low-income families.

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