HUD: Nearly $95 Million Awarded to Protect Families from Lead and Other Home Health and Safety Hazards

Funding will make low-income families’ homes safer and healthier

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $95 million to 28 state and local government agencies in 19 states to protect children and families from lead-based paint and other home health hazards.

HUD is providing these grants through its Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction (LBPHR) Grant Program to identify and clean up dangerous lead in low-income families’ older homes. These grants also include more than $12 million from HUD’s Healthy Homes Supplemental funding to help communities with housing-related health and safety hazards in addition to lead-based paint hazards.

“With these grants, HUD makes it clear that ensuring healthy and safe homes for families is a top priority,” said Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “A healthy home provides a foundation for a healthy life, and that is why HUD is committed to protecting families from lead and other home health hazards, and providing healthy and sustainable housing.”

These investments will protect families and children by targeting significant lead and health hazards in over 3,700 homes of low-income families for which other resources are not available.

Read a complete project-by-project summary of the programs awarded grants today.

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

 Grant Category*StateOrganization NameLead Units Planned Healthy Homes Supplement Units Planned Lead AmountHealthy Homes Supplement Amount
1LHRDAZCity of Phoenix180140$4,004,315$700,000
2LHRDCALos Angeles County150150$5,000,000$700,000
3LHRDCASacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency1600$2,000,000$0
4LBPHCCACalifornia Department of Public Health10046$3,000,000$400,000
5LHRDCACounty of Fresno1300$3,000,000$0
6LHRDCTCity of New Britain22590$5,000,000$600,000
7LBPHCIACity of Dubuque9090$3,812,180$463,500
8LBPHCIASouthwest Iowa Planning Council3535$1,000,000$400,000
9LHRDIAPolk County15060$3,125,000$330,000
10LBPHCIDCity of Pocatello100100$2,070,697$577,500
11LHRDILCook County Department of Public Health185111$3,633,484$372,700
12LHRDILCity of Springfield169169$3,000,000$400,000
13LHRDINCity of South Bend13078$2,927,350$421,200
14LHRDKYLouisville-Jefferson County120120$2,985,919$490,050
15LHRDMACity of Quincy8080$2,500,000$415,000
16LHRDMACity of Malden Redevelopment Authority142107$2,500,715$600,000
17LBPHCMECity of Auburn110100$3,000,000$400,000
18LBPHCMICity of Flint7070$1,883,960$400,000
19LBPHCMOMeramec Regional Planning Commission1000$1,284,625$0
20LBPHCMSCity of Hattiesburg7560$1,400,650$216,750
21LHRDNYCounty of Westchester180140$3,500,000$600,000
22LBPHCOHState of Ohio280125$5,000,000$700,000
23LBPHCORCity of Medford8033$1,740,542$400,000
24LHRDPACity of Bethlehem8076$1,842,747$399,760
25LBPHCPACounty of Lawrence220140$5,000,000$700,000
26LHRDPACity of Reading15095$2,900,000$400,000
27LHRDTXCounty of Harris170140$4,000,000$700,000
28LBPHCVACity of Danville115115$1,380,000$400,000

* Grant categories: LBPHC = Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control, and LHRD = Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration.

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