News Red Hook NYCHA apartments still moldy after Sandy: Report NYHCA's Red Hook Houses were swamped during Hurricane Sandy, and units are still plagued by mold according to a new report. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Photo Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt By Ivan Pereira email@example.com @IvanPer4 October 27, 2016 5:05 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Public housing in Red Hook is still overrun with mold, according to a new report released Thursday, two days before the fourth anniversary of superstorm Sandy. The nonprofit Red Hook Initiative teamed up with researchers and interviewed 280 residents of the Red Hook East and West Houses about their apartment conditions. About 43 percent of the respondents had mold in their homes, according to the study. The report said the 2012 storm exacerbated the mold problem and although New York City Housing Authority has made efforts to address complaints, it needs to create a timeline for removal projects. A NYCHA spokesperson said Red Hook East and West Houses have a 27 percent mold reoccurrence rate after 60 days, compared to the city average of 32 percent. The agency has worked with “a certified industrial hygienist, and a building engineer specialist,” to change the way it responds to mold complaints and the Red Hook buildings will receive than $437 million in FEMA funding for Sandy related construction and repairs, according to the spokesperson. “We remain committed to further improving our methods in identifying and addressing the root causes of mold, drastically reducing reoccurrence rates,” the agency said in a statement. By Ivan Pereira firstname.lastname@example.org @IvanPer4 Ivan has been a staff reporter with amNewYork since May 2012 and covers breaking news, politics and enterprise stories. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.