Report Says N.C. Children Suffer From Unsafe Homes

North Carolina children are suffering from living in unsafe housing. A report today from the North Carolina Housing Coalition says shoddy housing leaves children with broken limbs from falling through rotten floors and asthma from breathing air contaminated by roach and ant droppings.

The report says children are also eating lead paint crumbling off of walls.

The Raleigh advocacy's group's report says 20 percent of homes in the state are either substandard or unaffordable. The report says that results in an economic toll of about 100 million dollars annually, --not-- including the cost of lost school days, missed work, and futures limited by the problems.

The coalition is lobbying the General Assembly for more money for affordable housing and repairs to dilapidated housing.