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HUD Awards $13 Million for Lead-Paint Projects

Monday, April 5, 2010

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded more than $13 million in grants to 25 local projects for a variety of initiatives to promote lead safety.

The grants will fund a wide range of activities that include eliminating lead and housing-related hazards in thousands of homes; training workers in lead and healthy homes interventions; supporting research to improve home safety efforts; increasing public awareness; and evaluating outreach on controlling housing-based hazards.

“Every child deserves to grow up in a healthy home and yet far too many continue to be exposed to potentially dangerous lead and other health hazards,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “These grants will not only help to clean up lead and other home health hazards but will support innovative new approaches to make all our homes healthier places to live.”

With the grant, HUD has awarded more than $232 million in Lead and Healthy Homes grants in the last year, including $100 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and $116 million in Lead Hazard Control and Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration grants.

The following is a breakdown of the most recent grant.

Grant Program Funding Awarded
Healthy Homes Demonstration Grant Program $6,124,128
Healthy Homes Technical Studies Grants $4,081,824
Green and Healthy Homes Technical Studies Grants $2,400,000
Lead Hazard Control Capacity Building Grant Program $618,061
TOTAL: $13,224,013

Through the four programs, HUD’s Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control promotes local efforts to eliminate dangerous lead and other key housing-related hazards from lower income homes; stimulates private sector investment in lead hazard control; and educates the public about the dangers of lead-based paint as well as other housing related health hazards. A complete project-by-project summary of the programs awarded grants can be found on HUD's website (www.hud.gov).

The new grant earmarks $13 million for cities, counties, tribes, universities and non-profit agencies to eliminate dangerous lead and healthy homes hazards in thousands of privately owned, low-income housing units. These funds are provided through HUD's Lead Hazard Control Capacity Building, Healthy Homes Demonstration, Healthy Homes Technical Studies and Green, and Healthy Homes Technical Studies grant programs. Seven of the awardees are first-time grantees, receiving approximately $618,000 in an initiative to expand the reach of HUD`s Lead Hazard Control programs and build capacity within the areas to eliminate lead and other home hazards.

Even though lead-based paint was banned for use in the home in 1978, HUD estimates that approximately 24 million homes still have significant lead-based paint hazards today.

HUD is providing an additional $6.1 million to help communities address and eliminate healthy homes hazards. For the first time, HUD will also award $2.4 million in Green and Healthy Homes Technical Studies cooperative agreements to improve knowledge of the effects green residential construction has on indoor environmental quality and occupant health, with a particular focus on children and other sensitive populations in low income households. Finally, HUD will award more than $4 million in Healthy Homes Technical Studies cooperative agreements to improve methods to protect children and other sensitive populations from residential hazards.

   

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