(a) Pregnant women and families with children under six (6) years of age shall be
deemed to have a right to housing in which lead hazards have been mitigated or abated.
(b) Injunctive Relief. Effective November 1, 2005, if the property owner of a rental dwelling fails to
comply with such standards for lead hazard mitigation, or abatement, as applicable,
a right of private action shall exist that allows households that include an at risk
occupant to seek injunctive relief from a court with jurisdiction against the property
owner in the form of a court order to compel compliance with requirements for lead
hazard control or mitigation. A person who prevails is entitled to an award of the costs of the litigation and
reasonable attorneys' fees in an amount to be fixed by the court. Cases brought before the court under this section shall be granted an accelerated
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