Pozark said she pays a market-rate $850 a month for her studio apartment at 166 Salem St., which is a 16,000-square-foot building built in 1928, according to land records.
A property on Maple Street, owned by Alpha Management, recently applied to the lead abatement program, but its application was rejected because the owners failed to collect enough forms from tenants, Burke said. Tenants there received paperwork that appeared to be from the redevelopment authority in November similar to what was sent to Pozark, according to a statement from Medford/Malden Tenants United, a union representing tenants of Alpha-owned properties.
“A number of tenants received something that claimed to be from the MRA asking for very personal information,” the statement said. “That’s considered a red flag.”
Jarret Bencks can be reached at Bencks.Globe@gmail.com