Adam Glantz (212) 264-1100
April 1, 2013
HUD HEALTHY HOMES GUIDANCE ASSISTS GRANTEES IN CREATING LEAD FREE HOMES FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Healthy Homes Training at HUD NY
Susan Horowitz, Healthy Homes Representative conducts training for grantees and non-profits
NEW YORK - The Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control provides funds to state and local governments and non-profits to develop cost-effective ways to reduce lead-based paint hazards. In addition, the office enforces HUD's lead-based paint regulations, provides public outreach and technical assistance, and conducts technical studies to help protect children and their families from health and safety hazards in the home.
Susan Horowitz, HUD Region 2's Healthy Homes Representative conducted a training session at the New York regional office to assist stakeholders and environmental officers to better understand the Lead Safe Housing Rule and Lead Disclosure Rule program requirements. Approximately 50 grantees and non-profits that receive federal funding through the Lead Hazard Control Program and Community Development Block Grant Program attended the training session.
Lead based paint is a commonly found in many homes. Chipping or peeling paint or items around the house that small children can chew on can result in lead poisoning that affects the nervous system and produces damage the brain leading to behavior and learning problems, lower IQ, hearing problems, slowed growth, and anemia. Lead can also affect pregnant women producing miscarriages, and reduced growth of the fetus and premature birth.
Lead Safe Housing Rule and Lead Disclosure Rule compliance training is available periodically at The HUD New York office. For more information about future training sessions, please contact Susan Horowitz, at (212) 542-7411 or
email Susan at Susan.I.Horowitz@hud.gov.
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