September 28, 2022

HUD: Over $125 Million Awarded to Protect Families from Lead and Other Home Health and Safety Hazards

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

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded over $125 million to 26 state and local government agencies to protect children and families from lead-based paint hazards and additional home health hazards.

HUD is providing these grants through its Lead Hazard Reduction Grant Program to identify and clean up dangerous lead in low-income families’ older homes. These grants include more than $13 million from HUD’s Healthy Homes Supplemental funding to help communities address homes with housing-related health and safety hazards in addition to lead-based paint hazards.

These investments will protect families and children by targeting significant lead and health hazards in over 4,000 low-income homes for which other resources are not available.

“Today, we are extending our efforts to improve the health and safety of children and other members of families with low incomes,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “The funding provided today will help these families – especially their children – to be healthier and to improve their attendance and experiences in school and work over the coming decades.”

“HUD is making clear, through these grants, that it prioritizes healthy and safe homes in communities around the Nation,” said Matthew Ammon, Director of HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes. “An important part of becoming and staying healthy is a hazard-free home. HUD is committed to protecting families from lead and other housing-related health and safety hazards and to providing healthy, affordable, and sustainable housing.”

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 ProgramStateOrganization NameLead Units ProposedHealthy Homes Supplement Units ProposedLead AmountHealthy Homes Supplement Amount
1LHRDCTCity of Hartford165165$4,055,826$350,000
2LHRDCTCity of Meriden7750$4,000,000$300,000
3LBPHCDENew Castle County325325$8,000,000$700,000
4LBPHCFLCity of Tallahassee17380$4,000,000$400,000
5LBPHCGAAugusta, Georgia7575$3,560,000$400,000
6LBPHCIAEast Central Intergovernmental Association120114$4,228,000$700,000
7LHRDILWinnebago County1400$4,220,259$0
8LBPHCILCity of Kankakee10050$2,757,668$255,439
9LHRDILCity of Chicago335335$8,000,000$700,000
10LHRDINIndiana Housing and Community Development Authority120105$4,000,000$700,000
11LBPHCKSWyandotte County4585$3,420,348$510,000
12LBPHCMECity of Biddeford9570$3,192,210$361,875
13LHRDMICity of Kalamazoo8080$3,971,441$696,000
14LHRDMICity of Detroit132132$5,000,000$650,000
15LHRDMNHennepin County300150$6,000,000$700,000
16LHRDNECity of Omaha160120$3,707,355$700,000
17LHRDNHManchester (NH)200200$4,668,215$700,000
18LBPHCNVCity of Las Vegas10085$2,675,483$697,400
19LBPHCNYGenesee County6565$2,130,000$325,000
20LBPHCNYCity of Elmira5050$1,050,000$250,000
21LHRDNYRensselaer County Department of Health7560$2,182,036$155,678
22LHRDNYCity of Rochester150150$2,989,491$700,000
23LBPHCOHMahoning County170130$5,000,000$700,000
24LHRDPACity of Philadelphia340360$7,300,000$700,000
25LHRDTXCity of Houston375175$8,000,000$700,000
26LBPHCVTVermont Housing and Conservation Board900$4,226,277$0

LBPHC = Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program
LHRD = Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program

This post was originally published here.