|HUD No. 18-096
HUD Public Affairs
September 5, 2018
HUD AWARDS $18 MILLION TO CLEAN UP DANGEROUS LEAD IN PUBLIC HOUSING
Funding to protect children in 20 Public Housing Authorities
WASHINGTON - In an effort to identify and eliminate lead-based paint hazards in public housing, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it is awarding $18 million to 20 public housing agencies across the country.
These funds are offered through HUD's Lead-Based Paint Capital Fund Program and are used to ensure public housing developments that were tested and abated over twenty years ago remain lead-free. Additionally, the funding helps meet the backlog of capital needs for public housing. While lead-based paint was banned for residential use in 1978, many older homes may still contain hazards that require proper cleanup.
"We have no more important mission than protecting children from the potentially dangerous lead," said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. "Today we're investing in safer, healthier public housing and in the futures of the children living there."
The following public housing authorities will receive grant awards. Read individual project descriptions:
|Alabama||Housing Authority of the City of Decatur||Decatur||$1,000,000|
|Housing Authority of the Birmingham District||Birmingham||$1,000,000|
|Colorado||Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver||Denver||$1,000,000|
|Connecticut||Housing Authority of the City of New Haven||New Haven||$986,260|
|Georgia||Housing Authority of the City of Dublin||Dublin||$1,000,000|
|Housing Authority of the City of Newnan||Newnan||$1,000,000|
|Illinois||Quincy Housing Authority||Quincy||$1,000,000|
|Massachusetts||Holyoke Housing Authority||Holyoke||$93,450|
|Minnesota||PHA in and for the City of Minneapolis||Minneapolis||$1,000,000|
|New Jersey||North Bergen Housing Authority||North Bergen||$1,000,000|
|Housing Authority of Gloucester County||Deptford||$786,100|
|New York||Utica Housing Authority||Utica||$1,000,000|
|Port Chester Housing Authority||Port Chester||$1,000,000|
|Plattsburgh Housing Authority||Plattsburgh||$1,000,000|
|Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority||Schenectady||$1,000,000|
|Pennsylvania||Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh||Pittsburgh||$1,000,000|
|Rhode Island||Housing Authority Providence||Providence||$974,400|
|Housing Authority of the City of Pawtucket||Pawtucket||$1,000,000|
|Tennessee||Jackson Housing Authority||Jackson||$1,000,000|
|Texas||Housing Authority of the City of Brownsville||Brownsville||$528,600|
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