April 9, 2024

HUD: Nearly $70 Million in Grants Announced to Protect Families from Home Health and Safety Hazards

Funding helps vulnerable residents by fixing housing-related health and safety hazards, establishing sustainable local programs, and supporting key research to identify and mitigate these hazards.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced nearly $70 million in grants across the country that will help transform communities by fixing older housing, preserving affordable housing, and improving the health of children and families in these communities. Grants are also being awarded for studies on housing-related health hazards to support the health and the safety of the residents by finding better ways to help maintain homes.

Moreover, in commemoration of National Healthy Homes Month and HUD’s ongoing efforts to foster resilient communities, HUD Acting Secretary Adrianne Todman released the following statement.

“Housing is the foundation on which we live, grow, and thrive. Access to healthy affordable housing is a priority of this Department. This National Healthy Homes Month, HUD reaffirms its commitment to protecting families and children, supporting research and community efforts to ensure homes are healthy.”

The grants awarded today include funding through the Healthy Homes Production Grant Program, the Healthy Homes and Weatherization Cooperation Demonstration Grant Program, the Older Adult Home Modification Grant Program, the Lead Technical Studies Grant Program, the Healthy Homes Technical Studies Grant Program, and the Lead Hazard Reduction Capacity Building Grant Program.

Matthew Ammon, Director of HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes added, “Housing is as essential as health care, and these grants expand HUD’s commitment to providing safe and healthy homes for all.”

Awarding these grants contributes to HUD achieving its strategic objective to strengthen environmental justice by reducing exposure to health risks and environmental hazards, especially for low-income households and disadvantaged communities. You can read the Fiscal Year 2022-2026 HUD Strategic Plan on HUD’s website.

The following is a state-by-state breakdown of the funding announced today:

Grant Awards by State
StateOrganization NameGrant Program *Award Amount
ALAlabama Department of Public HealthLHRCB$2,267,500
Community Service Programs of West Alabama, Inc.OAHMP$1,250,000
CABerkeley Air Monitoring Group, Inc.HHTS$987,868
Partners in Care Foundation, Inc.OAHMP$1,250,000
DEDelaware Health and Human ServicesLHRCB$1,500,000
GAEmory UniversityLTS$800,000
Troup County – Habitat for HumanityOAHMP$575,391
City of AlbanyLHRCB$500,000
Unified Government of Athens-Clarke CountyLHRCB$541,501
City of AtlantaLHRCB$1,857,651
HIPalolo Chinese HomeOAHMP$1,244,925
IAPolk CountyOAHMP$1,249,930
East Central Intergovernmental AssociationHHWCD$1,000,000
ILIllinois Institute of TechnologyHHTS$370,261
The Board of Trustees of the University of IllinoisHHTS$998,734
INTrustees of Indiana UniversityHHTS$994,743
City of ElkhartLHRCB$1,050,000
KYNew Directions Housing CorporationOAHMP$1,200,000
LALouisiana State UniversityHHTS$984,594
Evangeline Community Action, Inc.OAHMP$1,000,000
MACity of HaverhillLHRCB$2,434,342
MDJohns Hopkins UniversityHHTS$999,990
Howard County of Maryland (Inc)OAHMP$1,109,609
Community Action Council of Howard CountyHHP$2,000,000
Maryland Department of Housing and Community DevelopmentOAHMP$1,250,000
City of CambridgeLHRCB$1,879,262
MIUPCAP Services, Inc.OAHMP$500,000
MOUniversity of MissouriHHTS$999,823
Rebuilding Together Kansas City, IncOAHMP$1,250,000
Mission St. LouisOAHMP$1,250,000
NCNorth Carolina State UniversityHHTS$999,917
NDUniversity of North DakotaHHTS$486,377
NEPanhandle Public Health DistrictLHRCB$531,655
NJRutgers University of New JerseyHHTS$973,893
NMNorth Central New Mexico Economic Development DistrictOAHMP$1,250,000
NVRebuilding Together Southern NevadaOAHMP$750,000
NYCity of DunkirkLHRCB$1,855,008
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New YorkLTS$799,837
OHHabitat for Humanity of Summit County, Inc.OAHMP$900,000
The Ohio State UniversityHHTS$999,999
Community Action Organization of Scioto County, Inc.OAHMP$915,000
Youngstown Neighborhood Development CorporationOAHMP$1,250,000
PACity of LancasterHHP$2,000,000
Philadelphia Corporation for AgingOAHMP$1,247,532
University of PittsburghHHTS$999,878
City of ReadingOAHMP$988,934
York CountyLHRCB$1,425,899
PRMunicipality of BayamonOAHMP$1,250,000
TNThe Enterprise Center, Inc.OAHMP$786,744
KCEOC Community Action PartnershipOAHMP$1,150,000
Coalition for Home RepairOAHMP$1,000,000
TXHouston Housing AuthorityOAHMP$1,250,000
Adult and Youth United Development Association, IncHHP$2,000,000
WASenior Services of Snohomish CountyOAHMP$1,000,000
BanfieldBio Inc.HHTS$997,467
WIRevitalize Milwaukee Inc.OAHMP$1,250,000
City of WausauLHRCB$1,984,999

* Note:
HHP = Healthy Homes Production Grant Program
HHTS = Healthy Homes Technical Studies Grant Program
HHWCD = Healthy Homes and Weatherization Cooperation Demonstration Grant Program
LHRCB = Lead Hazard Reduction Capacity Building Grant Program
LTS = Lead Technical Studies Grant Program
OAHMP = Older Adult Home Modification Grant Program

Lead and Healthy Homes grants are awarded to non-profits, for-profit firms, state and local governments, federally recognized Indian Tribes and colleges and universities, located in the United States. Information about applying for the next rounds of these grants will be available at Grants.gov.

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