January 26, 2024

HUD: Over $39 Million Awarded to Protect Families from 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 $39 million to city, county, and Native American tribal governments, and non-profit organizations, in 15 states to protect children and families from home health hazards. HUD is providing these grants through its Healthy Homes Production Grant Program to identify and mitigate health and safety hazards in the homes of families of low income.

“We are pleased so many local and non-profit leaders are interested in participating in this grant program in order to make the homes of low-income people safer and healthier,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “Our partners are acting to intentionally address home-health and safety hazards and HUD is proud to support them.”

These investments will protect families and children by eliminating significant health and safety hazards in over 2,400 homes of low-income families, provide resources to build capacity for healthy homes interventions, and support the development of local workforces to hire housing renovation contractors and healthy housing practitioners to complete critical healthy homes work.

“By providing these grants, HUD makes it clear that providing healthy and safe homes for the community is a priority,” said Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Director Matthew Ammon. “HUD is committed to protecting families from the impacts of unhealthy housing and to improve the health and viability of communities.”

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:

StateOrganization NameHHP Amount
AKFairbanks Neighborhood Housing Services$2,000,000
AKRural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP)$1,997,325
AKChilkat Indian Village (Klukwan)$1,000,000
CACity of Long Beach$1,706,641
FLGreater Miami Service Corps$1,605,735
GATroup County – Habitat for Humanity$1,987,070
GACity of Atlanta$1,753,802
IACity of Waterloo$1,999,991
KYYoung Adult Development in Action, Inc.$1,999,969
KYFrontier Housing, Inc.$1,408,469
MSMulti-County Community Service Agency, Inc.$2,000,000
MTNorthern Cheyenne Tribal Housing Authority$1,833,082
NVRebuilding Together Southern Nevada$1,250,000
NYGenesee County$1,182,681
NYCounty of Madison, NY$2,000,000
NYAlbany Community Development Agency$1,890,000
OHCommunity Housing Solutions$2,000,000
OHNeighborhood Housing Services of Toledo, Inc.$1,994,245
PASAFE Housing Inc.$2,000,000
TNShelby County$1,500,000
UTWeber-Morgan Health Department$2,000,000
WATulalip Tribes of Washington$1,971,619
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