If the mold persists then take the following steps:
The entire process may take anywhere from a day to a year, say many residents.
Generally, the underlying cause is a leaking pipe or inadequate ventilation in a humid environment. If repairing these requires skilled trades' workers, such as plumbers or roofers, NYCHA will send someone within 15 days. NYCHA does not permit residents to undertake any repair work by themselves or hire private repairmen. If they do, they risk getting evicted. Instead, they must officially lodge a complaint with the housing authority.
But if you called the building supervisor instead of the housing authority, you might be told:
The website for the Housing Authority does not have any link or explanation of how to file a mold complaint but they do organize mold prevention and removal workshops. Private companies that oversee the management of each development handle complaints.
The Chicago Housing Authority's Plan for Transformation, started in 2000, aimed to redevelop 25,000 units in the city's public housing by demolishing the city's public housing high rises, redeveloping existing units in other buildings and rebuilding new units. Many of the newer developments were constructed on the site of the demolished buildings. The plan also assigned private contractors to manage each property. The private companies then appointed individual building supervisors.
The Housing Authority of New Orleans has said that of the overall complaints received, less than 1 percent involved mold. Most of its buildings are new constructions, built in the late 1990s under the HUD's HOPE VI grant program. To date, the program has provided more than $140 million to fund the redevelopment of old public housing sites in the city.
More demolition and reconstruction happened in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 when the city's largest housing projects, commonly called the 'Big 4'- specifically the Lafitte, St. Bernard, B.W. Cooper and C.J. Peete houses - started being redeveloped.
Private companies undertook the reconstruction and redevelopment efforts and private contractors were appointed to each project to manage the property.
Because of the newness of the buildings in the city's housing system, there aren't many mold complaints, according to the Housing Authority.