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Housing boss admits 1,800 houses have mould.
« on: 13:27:55, 11/02/23 »

The boss of a housing association which owned the mouldy flat where toddler Awaab Ishak died has admitted more than 1,800 homes have issues with damp.

Interim chief executive Yvonne Arrowsmith said she was "ashamed" of the "very high" number.

She took charge of Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH) in December after the previous incumbent was sacked.

Two-year-old Awaab died from a respiratory condition caused by exposure to mould in his home.

Ms Arrowsmith said the numbers were likely to be even higher and promised changes were afoot.

She told BBC Radio Manchester: "They are very high numbers and I don't think it's anything that anyone can be anything but ashamed about because people shouldn't be living in those conditions."

She was speaking after the Regulator of Social Housing recently estimated 120,000 to 160,000 social homes in England had "notable" issues with mould.

RBH, which has 12,500 properties in the borough, was widely criticised after a the coroner's conclusion regarding Awaab's death.
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