Mazza Pavilion residents in Brookline ordered to move
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The Pittsburgh Housing Authority has ordered residents of Mazza Pavilion, in Brookline, to move within 30 days accommodate work to address moisture and mold, officials said yesterday.
The need to empty the building stems from a 2007 roof replacement, which was followed by findings of water damage throughout, and mold in one of the 30 units. This summer the problem was judged to be serious enough to warrant the removal of all interior walls.
The authority is offering all residents housing in the Glen Hazel High Rise, where there are enough vacancies to accommodate them, with all moving expenses paid. Those who don't want to go to that Hazelwood location can choose other available authority units, opt for Section 8 rent vouchers, or move in with family.
Residents were originally given 90 days to move, but the authority expects to tell them today that they only have 30 days. Authority officials said the reduced time frame was driven by an abundance of caution about the health effects of mold and moisture.
The authority doesn't yet know if Mazza Pavilion will eventually be reoccupied.
First Published September 11, 2008 12:00 am