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HUD No. 21-126
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Thursday
August 26, 2021

HUD AWARDS NEARLY $95 MILLION TO PROTECT FAMILIES FROM LEAD AND OTHER HOME HEALTH AND SAFETY HAZARDS
Funding will make low-income families’ homes safer and healthier


WASHINGTON - 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*
State
Organization Name
Lead Units Planned
Healthy Homes Supplement Units Planned
Lead Amount
Healthy Homes Supplement Amount
1
LHRD
AZ
City of Phoenix
180
140
$4,004,315
$700,000
2
LHRD
CA
Los Angeles County
150
150
$5,000,000
$700,000
3
LHRD
CA
Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency
160
0
$2,000,000
$0
4
LBPHC
CA
California Department of Public Health
100
46
$3,000,000
$400,000
5
LHRD
CA
County of Fresno
130
0
$3,000,000
$0
6
LHRD
CT
City of New Britain
225
90
$5,000,000
$600,000
7
LBPHC
IA
City of Dubuque
90
90
$3,812,180
$463,500
8
LBPHC
IA
Southwest Iowa Planning Council
35
35
$1,000,000
$400,000
9
LHRD
IA
Polk County
150
60
$3,125,000
$330,000
10
LBPHC
ID
City of Pocatello
100
100
$2,070,697
$577,500
11
LHRD
IL
Cook County Department of Public Health
185
111
$3,633,484
$372,700
12
LHRD
IL
City of Springfield
169
169
$3,000,000
$400,000
13
LHRD
IN
City of South Bend
130
78
$2,927,350
$421,200
14
LHRD
KY
Louisville-Jefferson County
120
120
$2,985,919
$490,050
15
LHRD
MA
City of Quincy
80
80
$2,500,000
$415,000
16
LHRD
MA
City of Malden Redevelopment Authority
142
107
$2,500,715
$600,000
17
LBPHC
ME
City of Auburn
110
100
$3,000,000
$400,000
18
LBPHC
MI
City of Flint
70
70
$1,883,960
$400,000
19
LBPHC
MO
Meramec Regional Planning Commission
100
0
$1,284,625
$0
20
LBPHC
MS
City of Hattiesburg
75
60
$1,400,650
$216,750
21
LHRD
NY
County of Westchester
180
140
$3,500,000
$600,000
22
LBPHC
OH
State of Ohio
280
125
$5,000,000
$700,000
23
LBPHC
OR
City of Medford
80
33
$1,740,542
$400,000
24
LHRD
PA
City of Bethlehem
80
76
$1,842,747
$399,760
25
LBPHC
PA
County of Lawrence
220
140
$5,000,000
$700,000
26
LHRD
PA
City of Reading
150
95
$2,900,000
$400,000
27
LHRD
TX
County of Harris
170
140
$4,000,000
$700,000
28
LBPHC
VA
City of Danville
115
115
$1,380,000
$400,000

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

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