1. Ask your landlord to clean the mold and take steps to make sure it doesn’t come back
If you live in a building with 3 or more units—or if someone in your home has asthma—your landlord is legally required to keep your apartment free of mold. If you live in New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) developments, it is also your right to live in a mold-free home. That means they are responsible for cleaning the mold and fixing what’s causing it, like leaky pipes. You already know that just because the law requires your landlord to do something doesn’t mean they’ll do it. You can make sure they get a formal request to fix the issues by sending them a Letter of Complaint, a free tool developed by JustFix.nyc that allows you to customize and send a letter to your landlord without ever having to go to the post office.