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1999 HUD Lead Hazard Control Grants
Phoenix - $2.9 million.
The grant program will be managed by the Neighborhood Services Department of the City. Phoenix. It has teamed with local community organizations, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health Services, and the Arizona Department of Health Services and has pledged a local match of $1.7 million. In addition to lead hazard control, the grant will fund continued efforts in integrating lead activities into the city's housing rehabilitation efforts. The program will operate in five Neighborhood Initiative Areas (Garfield, Roosevelt, Isaac, New North Town, and South Phoenix Village), which are part of the Enterprise Community. Phoenix has received two previous lead hazard control grants.
State of California -- $4 million.
The grant will be administered by the California Department of Community Services and Development. With $647,517 in matching funds, the program will network with community-based organizations and combine lead hazard control and weatherization efforts. The state intends to provide funds to these counties: Fresno, Humboldt, Los Angeles, Kings, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sutter, Tulare and Yuba. In addition, the organizations will continue to provide lead hazard control services to units where the local Health Department has identified children with elevated blood lead levels. The program aims to perform lead hazard testing in 800 dwelling units and lead hazard control work in at least 500 of those units.
San Diego County -- $1 million.
The grant program will be administered by the County's Department of Housing and Community Development, partnered with the Spring Valley Youth and Family Coalition. Besides lead hazard control efforts, the program will include public outreach and education in the target community of Spring Valley. Risk assessments will be conducted in 288 single--family homes and 72 multi-family units, and 1,590 children will be tested for blood lead levels.
City and County of Denver - $1 million.
The grant is designed to accomplish the following goals: the assessment of 100 housing units for lead hazards, making 70 units lead-safe, testing 250 children for blood lead levels, training 15 people to be lead risk assessors or lead contract supervisors, and holding eight community educational meetings in the target area where all work is to be performed. The Community Development Agency of the City and County of Denver will be implementing the grant and will partner with the Northeast Denver Housing Center to assist in the grant's implementation.
Manchester - $1 million.
The grant will continue a comprehensive lead-based paint hazard control grant program initiated several years ago. Manchester's Lead Abatement Program has received national recognition for its innovative efforts in reducing lead-based paint hazards and in fostering community investment and economic development. The Lead Abatement Program will implement the program with assistance from the Planning Department, the Building Department and other Town offices. Approximately 100 units will benefit from the program.
Norwich - $3.4 million.
The grant will be used to address lead-based paint hazards in approximately 150 low-income privately owned housing units in the Laurel Hill, Greenville and Taftville areas of the city. The program combines the efforts of three city agencies including the Office of Community Development, The Uncas Health District and the Department of Social Services. In addition, private agencies such as United Community Services and Program Solutions will assist the program in implementing a combination of cost-effective control measures and financing options intended to benefit low-income families with children under the age of six. Innovative community education, outreach and job training opportunities are included in the city's plan for lead hazard control.
State of Delaware - $2.7 million.
The State Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, will use the grant for lead-based paint intervention services as part of an overall rehabilitation strategy. The interventions will include intensive prevention cleaning to remove lead dust; window replacement, and/or abatement. The Division of Public Health's Office of Lead Poisoning Prevention will partner with the Latin American Community Center.
State of Illinois -- $2 million.
The grant will be administered by the Illinois Department of Public Health in partnership with community action agencies, community development agencies, and health departments from Winnebago, Cook, Peoria, Kankakee, and Macon Counties. Where possible, the agencies will attempt to leverage funding from other sources to conduct other related rehabilitation work, such as weatherization.
Chicago -- $4 million.
The grant will address lead hazards in 750 low-income housing units. Under the leadership of the Chicago Department of Public Health, there will be six primary partners: El Vador, Inglewood Family Center, The Department of Housing, Chicago Department of Environment, The Mayor's Office of Workforce Development and the National Center for Lead-Safe Housing. In addition to lead hazard control activities, the proposed program is scheduled to provide education/outreach efforts, blood screenings, and training/employment opportunities. Work will be targeted throughout six communities: Lower West Side, North Lawndale, Englewood, West Englewood, New City and Greater Grant Crossing.
St. Clair County -- $2.8 million.
St. Clair County will use the grant to address lead hazards in 125 homes. The cooperation and active participation of the St. Clair County Health Department, East Side Health District, and neighborhood organizations including East St. Louis CAN, the St. Clair County Healthcare Commission, and St. Mary's Hospital in East St. Louis will partner to design and manage this project. Besides lead hazard control efforts, specific areas will be targeted for outreach, screening, testing, and housing rehabilitation. Approximately 3,000 children will be tested for blood lead levels in the East St. Louis area and an additional 1,500 will be tested in the County. In addition, comprehensive community awareness and outreach plans using existing consortiums of housing, social service and health care providers will also be conducted.
Baltimore - $2.9 million.
The City of Baltimore will address lead hazards in owner-occupied and rental properties. The City has committed $2.4 million in local match and other resources. The program effort will be managed by the Baltimore City Health Department, in partnership with Baltimore City Healthy Start and the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning. In addition to the partnerships established, the City will support ongoing research efforts of the University of Maryland Primary Prevention study. The City's employment programs are a significant component of the lead hazard control effort, operated in cooperation with the Men's Services Program. Baltimore has received three previous lead hazard control grants.
Prince George's County -- $1 million.
The county will use the grant to address lead hazards in multi-unit apartment complexes in the communities of Suitland, Langley Park and Landover. The grant will be managed by the Prince George's County Department of Housing and Community Development. The County has teamed with the Prince George's County Community College, the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning, and CLEARCorps to accomplish the grant goals. The program will be fully integrated with other rehabilitation efforts to provide lead safe housing and neighborhood revitalization. Prince George's County has received one previous lead hazard control grant.
Massachusetts -- $1 million.
Massachusetts will use the grant to continue the support of lead-based paint hazard control through its Gap Filler IV program. The Gap Filler IV program is designed to fill the gap between other existing Massachusetts financial assistance programs and thereby assist owners of eligible housing units in high risk communities. Privately-owned low-income housing units will benefit from the program. Massachusetts also plans to develop a statewide Registry of Lead-Safe Units and assist in the development of a Healthy Homes Pilot Program through an Interagency Service Agreement with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.
Cambridge - $2.8 million.
Under the leadership of the Cambridge Community Development Department, the primary partner will be the Cambridge Health Alliance. In addition to lead hazard control activities, the proposed program is scheduled to provide: training/employment opportunities for 50 low-income residents, training for 10 community health education trainers, blood screenings and 80 community events. Work will be targeted in six neighborhood areas.
Lowell -- $2 million.
The grant will be used to conduct lead hazard control activities in low-income housing units, lead-related training and lead-based paint abatement. Two community-based organizations, the Coalition for a better acre and the Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership will play significant roles in the implementation of the grant.
Omaha -- $2 million.
Omaha will address lead hazards in 330 homes. Two agencies, the Housing and Community Development Division of the Omaha Planning Department (HCD) and the Douglas County Health
Department (DCHD) will partner to design and manage this project. Besides lead hazard control efforts, measurable objectives will include providing safer housing to approximately 1,320 children living in 330 homes, 25 primary workers will be trained to provide lead hazard reduction services, 330 home owners/landlords will receive instruction on essential maintenance practices, 165 tenants will receive instruction on essential maintenance practices, 75 community-based educational or training sessions will be held with 750 participants receiving instruction, 6 community-based organizations will have members trained through "train-the-trainer" sessions to provide additional outreach capacity, and 20 community-based organizations will have members participate in focus or advisory meetings.
Hudson County -- $3.5 million.
Under the leadership of The Hudson County Department of Administration (Finance Division) and Housing/Community Development, there will be three primary partners: The Hudson County Division of Public Health, The State of New Jersey's Kid Care Program and The Hudson Regional Health Commission. In addition to lead hazard control activities, the proposed program is scheduled the provide, education/outreach efforts, blood screenings and training/employment opportunities. Work will be targeted throughout the entire County of Hudson.
Albany -- $4 million.
The grant will control lead hazards in 312 homes. The program will be managed by the Community Development Agency in partnership with the Albany County Health Department and the New York State Health Department. Albany proposes to integrate the Lead Hazard Control program with HUD's Community Development Block Grant funded rehabilitation programs. The City will match the grant with $3 million in CDBG funds and $500,000 in other local funds. The grant will target the Arbor Hill, West Hill, and South End neighborhoods, which include portions of the city's Enterprise Community. The grant program will continue the Albany Lead Workers Training and Certification Program in cooperation with the Tri-Cities Laborers Union.
Syracuse -- $4 million.
The City of Syracuse will address lead hazards in 350 homes. In partnership with the Onondaga Health Department and 10 community-based organizations, the City's Department of Community Development will continue to develop lead-safe housing in low- and very low income target areas. The Program's goals include decreasing the number of children with elevated blood lead levels, improving the environment for affected families and the surrounding communities, continuing to provide lead education to children in the City, providing education and outreach to 4,500 households, and developing a lead-safe housing registry.
Mahoning County -- $2.9 million.
Mahoning County will perform lead hazard interim controls, abatement techniques and lead specific cleanings. The County's Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Program will work with 48 partners to administer this program. The program's goals include reducing immediate lead hazards, making repairs to prevent paint failure, slowing the reoccurrence and facilitating the clean up of lead recontamination, and educating the owners and occupants on lead safety and in-place management of lead hazards. The County's target areas include 24 census tracts in the County and 7 in Youngstown
Toledo -- $1 million.
This program will be administered by the Toledo Department of Neighborhoods in partnership with the local Health Department and a host of local nonprofit and public agencies. Some of the participating agencies are: Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority, Toledo Municipal Court, Toledo Home Remodeler's Association, Lucas County Department of Human Services, Urban League, Catholic Charities, and Toledo Public Schools. The program will provide partial lead hazard control plus address additional units through lead specific cleanings. In addition, the City plans to prevent lead poisoning by providing testing, education, and training.
State of Wisconsin -- $4 million.
The grant will be administered by the Wisconsin Division of Housing in partnership with the Wisconsin Division of Public Health, Low-Income Weatherization Program grantees, local Health Departments, the Family Resources Center of Racine, and the Wausau Hmong Mutual Association. These federal funds will be matched by $2.7 million in state resources for a total commitment of $6.7 million. Target areas are the cities of Racine and Beloit, and the counties of Brown, Kenosha, LaCrosse, Marathon, and Sheboygan. The combined funds will support education and outreach campaigns in high-risk areas. HUD funds will create at least 275 lead-safe dwellings.
Content Archived: January 20, 2009