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HUD makes $117 million available to clean up dangerous lead in housing

 

Funding protects children from lead poisoning

hudlogoWASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that more than $117 million is available to eliminate dangerous lead-based paint hazards from lower income homes and protect young children from lead poisoning. The grants are being offered to States and local governments through HUD’s Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control and Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Programs.

“There is nothing more important than the health and safety of our children, and these grants are a significant investment in their futures,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “These grants will support the efforts of state and local governments to clean up lead hazards in order to protect young children and their families from the lasting effects of lead poisoning.”

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. «Read the rest of this article»

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