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Resource ID: #28770
Subject: Housing
Source: Suzy Khimm and Laura Strickler
Affiliation: NBC News
Date: March - May 2019



NBC News' investigation revealed a lack of basic safety protections for millions of the country’s most vulnerable families. Carbon monoxide detectors are the only reliable way to detect the colorless, odorless gas, which can kill within minutes. But NBC News revealed that CO detectors are not required in any of 4.6 million homes that receive federal rental subsidies from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, despite HUD’s legal mandate to ensure these properties are “decent, safe and sanitary.”

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