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HUD No. 20-157
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September 25, 2020

HUD AWARDS NEARLY $165 MILLION TO PROTECT FAMILIES FROM LEAD AND OTHER HOME HEALTH AND SAFETY HAZARDS
Funding to make low-income families’ homes safer and healthier


WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $165 million to 44 state and local government agencies in 23 states to protect children and families from lead-based paint and 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’ homes. These grants also include more than $17 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.

These investments will protect families and children by targeting significant lead and health hazards in over 14,000 low-income homes for which other resources are not available.

“Today, we are renewing our commitment to improving the lives of families, and especially, their children by creating safer and healthier homes,” said HUD Secretary, Dr. Ben Carson. “At HUD, one of our main priorities is to protect families from lead-based paint and other health hazards, and these grants will help states and local communities do precisely that.”

“There is a strong connection between health and housing,” said Michelle Miller, Acting Director of HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes. “These grants provide a critical resource to communities to identify and clean up housing-based health hazards such as from lead-based paint and mold.”

HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes promotes local efforts to eliminate dangerous lead paint and other housing-related health hazards from lower income homes; stimulates private sector investment in lead hazard control; supports cutting-edge research on methods for assessing and controlling housing-related health and safety hazards; and educates the public about the dangers of hazards in the home. 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 (15 communities are first-time HUD lead hazard control grantees):
 

State Grantee Lead Hazard Control
Amount
Healthy Homes
Amount
Total Amount
CT City of Waterbury $5,000,000 $700,000 $5,700,000
State of Connecticut $4,337,437 $700,000 $5,037,437
City of Bridgeport $3,186,689 $376,000 $3,562,689
IA City of Clinton $2,400,000 $400,700 $2,800,700
City of Waterloo $2,684,678 $700,000 $3,384,678
IL City of Bloomington $2,013,361 $329,330 $2,342,691
LA City of Baton Rouge $3,000,000 $400,000 $3,400,000
City of Alexandria $2,694,573 $0 $2,694,573
MA City of New Bedford $2,000,000 $400,000 $2,400,000
City of Lawrence $4,404,920 $600,000 $5,004,920
City of Brockton $4,000,000 $700,000 $4,700,000
MD Baltimore County $2,000,000 $0 $2,000,000
MI City of Lansing $4,589,940 $0 $4,589,940
City of Battle Creek $3,000,000 $400,000 $3,400,000
MN City of Minneapolis $5,000,000 $700,000 $5,700,000
MO Kansas City Missouri $3,391,278 $612,500 $4,003,778
City of St. Louis $2,520,000 $0 $2,520,000
NC City of Greensboro $2,298,441 $400,000 $2,698,441
NE City of Lincoln $3,000,000 $400,000 $3,400,000
NH County of Sullivan $1,303,524 $400,000 $1,703,524
City of Nashua $5,000,000 $700,000 $5,700,000
New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority $4,000,000 $700,000 $4,700,000
NJ City of Paterson $3,000,000 $400,000 $3,400,000
NY City of Albany $3,500,000 $0 $3,500,000
Chautauqua County $3,000,000 $0 $3,000,000
City of New York $3,500,000 $0 $3,500,000
City of Buffalo $2,023,602 $0 $2,023,602
City of Schenectady $3,406,500 $0 $3,406,500
OH County of Hamilton $1,800,000 $200,000 $2,000,000
City of Cincinnati $3,100,000 $400,000 $3,500,000
City of Toledo $5,000,000 $700,000 $5,700,000
City of Lancaster $1,000,000 $400,000 $1,400,000
OR City of Portland (OR) $3,200,000 $400,000 $3,600,000
PA Westmoreland County $3,000,000 $400,000 $3,400,000
City of Allentown $5,000,000 $700,000 $5,700,000
Redevelopment Authority of the City of Erie (PA) $3,011,446 $0 $3,011,446
Allegheny County $5,000,000 $600,000 $5,600,000
RI City of Providence $5,000,000 $700,000 $5,700,000
TN Shelby County $3,443,959 $700,000 $4,143,959
TX City of Fort Worth $4,000,000 $700,000 $4,700,000
VA City of Roanoke $3,354,983 $363,750 $3,718,733
VT City of Burlington $3,093,992.44 $530,000 $3,623,992.44
WI Kenosha County $4,000,000 $400,000 $4,400,000
Wisconsin Department of Health Services $3,000,000 $400,000 $3,400,000

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