The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it will offer several grants to help remove housing-related health hazards — such as lead-based paint removal — from low-income homes.
“These grants are critical for states, counties, and cities who are on the front lines of protecting our children from lead hazards and other residential hazards,” says Jon Gant, director of the Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control. “We look forward to communities applying for these grants so that they can help make older housing safer and healthier for children.”
HUD is making the grants available through its Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control, Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration, Healthy Homes Production, and Asthma Interventions in Public and Assisted Multifamily Housing Grant Programs.
Source: “HUD to Offer Grants to Fix Housing-Related Health Hazards,” RISMedia (April 13, 2011)
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