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Housing Units: Housing Conditions

housing units: According to the Montreal Public Health Department, 38 per cent of rental housing units in CDN- NDG with children six months old to 12 years old had excessive humidity or mould and that can lead to asthma, according to CTV. Cockroaches were found in 23 per cent of homes with children in Cote des Neiges and 12 per cent of such homes in NDG, numbers they say are unacceptably high. They say housing in the borough has to be safer and healthier, claiming poor housing conditions are causing many health problems, including in young children. The groups are complaining that only six inspectors and one community agent are verifying housing conditions for the borough. One recent immigrant moved to Montreal in the summer of 2016. Living in unsanitary conditions is damaging not only to a person's health but also to their dignity. ( As reported in the news.