HUD: $25 Million Offered to Clean Up Dangerous Lead in Public Housing

Funding to make low-income housing lead safe

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is offering $25 million in grants to identify and eliminate lead-based paint hazards in public housing. Read HUD’s Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).

These funds are offered through HUD’s Public and Indian Housing Lead-Based Paint Capital Fund Program. This funding is needed for housing developments that were tested and abated over twenty years ago and those past control methods may no longer be effective. Additionally, the funding helps meet the backlog of capital needs for public housing. While lead-based paint was banned for residential use in 1978, many older homes, especially un-assisted housing units, may still contain hazards that require proper cleanup.

The funding being offered today directs critical support to public housing agencies to evaluate and clean up lead-based paint hazards in their older housing developments. Agencies will use the funding to perform risk assessments and conduct specialized cleaning to remove or control lead-contaminated dust and soil in and around public housing units.

HUD will award grants to approximately 30 recipients ranging from $25,000 to $1 million. Applications are due March 20, 2018. Visit Grants.gov for more information.

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