Baltimore housing authority pays $3.7 million for lead paint poisoning

Baltimore’s public housing agency announced Monday it has paid $3.7 million to a former public housing resident who suffered lead-paint poisoning as a young child in the 1980s. The insurance payment to plaintiff Markeath Justice, now 29, marks the biggest step by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City to satisfy millions of dollars in lead-paint judgments that have gone unpaid in recent years. “This has been a long, hard road to say the least, and we are glad to find some level of resolution for what this plaintiff has suffered,” Housing Commissioner Paul T. Graziano said in a statement. “HABC will continue to work hard to resolve lead paint judgments in a fair and responsible way while protecting public funds needed for the thousands of vulnerable low-income housing families.”

The Baltimore Sun

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