HUD Grants $101 Million to Remove Home Hazards from Low-Income Homes
Digested from HUD Awards $101 Million to Protect Children and Families From Dangerous Lead and Other Home Hazards
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is granting more than $101 million to 32 city, county and state governments to assist with the removal of lead-based paint and other health hazards from more than 6,000 low-income homes. The money will come from the Lead Hazard Control grant program, and an additional $8.8 million will come from Healthy Homes funding sources.
Each government entity will work with a host of partners to address hazards in apartment homes in its jurisdiction. Also, certain areas have been asked to perform additional healthy home assessments.
Recipients span 16 states: California, Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Vermont. Connecticut, Michigan and Ohio are the only three to receive statewide assistance; the rest will be granted at the city and county levels.