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Source: Make the Road New York
Subject: Housing & Environmental Justice
Type: Pubs & Reports

Back Home, Back To Work: Eradicating Sandy Mold Infestation Once And For All


Back Home, Back to Work is an innovative initiative with the capacity to conduct rapid, safe and expert mold remediation at thousands of homes and businesses in the New York region. Back Home, Back to Work is a joint initiative of Laborers Local 78 and members of the Alliance for a Just Rebuilding, a coalition of community based organizations and faith groups organizing for a fast, equitable and environmentally sustainable reconstruction in Sandy‐impacted communities.

Back Home, Back to Work taps into hundreds of qualified environmental remediation contactors and approximately 600 skilled union mold remediation workers who are ready to begin work immediately. The project will also hire additional non‐union workers from local communities and Sandy‐impacted populations, provide intensive and thorough safety and skills training, and connect them to union jobs during the recovery period. 

Back Home, Back to Work is a joint Initiative of Laborers Local 78, the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health, Make the Road NY, New York Communities for Change, Queens Congregations United for Action, ALIGN, the Mutual Housing Association of New York (MHANY), PICO National Network and other members of the Alliance for a Just Rebuilding.