Hud Offers $67 Million in Lead Abatement Grants

Date: October 25, 2001

Source: News Room

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez has announced over $67 million in grants aimed at protecting children in low-income households from lead-based paint and other public health and safety hazards. The HUD grants will fund programs in 21 states to eliminate lead hazards in low-income housing, promote educational programs and conduct research. Of the total, $59 million in Lead Hazard Control grants to remove lead hazards from approximately 7,000 privately owned homes in 16 states. In addition, over $8 million in grants will fund local projects under HUD's Healthy Homes Program to address a multitude of health hazards relating to the condition of housing.

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