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HUD No. 19-81
Patricia Campbell/Scott Hudman
(817) 978-5974/(713) 718-3107
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For Release
Monday
September 30, 2019

HUD AWARDS OKLAHOMA CITY AND TULSA COUNTY $3.2 MILLION TO PROTECT FAMILIES FROM LEAD AND OTHER HOME HEALTH HAZARDS
Grants to make low-income housing safer and healthier

FORT WORTH - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded a total of $3,226,891 to Oklahoma City and Tulsa County to protect children and families from lead-based paint and home health hazards. Nationally, it awarded $319 million to 77 state, local government and tribal agencies, a record amount.

The grants to Oklahoma are provided through HUD's Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction Program to identify and clean up dangerous lead in low-income housing.

"We are committed to improving the lives of all families, especially children, by creating safer and healthier homes," said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. "One of HUD's priorities is protecting families from lead-based paint and other health hazards. Today's grants will help Oklahoma City and Tulsa do precisely that."

Funding in Oklahoma is as follows:

Grantee Lead Hazard Control Healthy Homes Total Amount
Tulsa County $1,226,891   $1,226,891
City of Oklahoma City $2,000,000   $2,000,000

Tulsa County will use its $1,226,891 Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction grant program funding to address lead hazards in 50 housing units, providing safer homes for low and very low-income families with children. The County will work with other medical and social service providers. Contact Person: Adam Austin, (918) 812-3967 and aaustin@tulsa-health.org.

Oklahoma City will use its $2,000,000 Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction grant program funding to address lead hazards in 50 housing units, providing safer homes for low and very low-income families with children. The City will work with other medical and social service providers. Contact Person: Matt Gabrielson, (405) 297-1626 and matthew.gabrielson@okc.gov.

HUD's Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes promotes local efforts to eliminate dangerous lead paint and other housing-related health hazards from lower income homes; stimulates private sector investment in lead hazard control; supports cutting-edge research on methods for assessing and controlling housing-related health and safety hazards; and educates the public about the dangers of hazards in the home.

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