To alleviate cover-ups that hurt the poor.... Some public housing and public schools have lead paint and asbestos. These are very old buildings that never got the permits and renovations that they needed. In many cases, the buildings are a lost cause, and can not be recovered. Yet families and children suffer each day they attend those schools and live in those public housing. Some governments spend more time covering it up, than making things better. Concerned people are wrongly threatened that the residents of the public housing would be made homeless, if the truth of the lead paint becomes more public. Even in the nations capital, this is true.