LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird introduced that the Metropolis has obtained a $three.four million dwelling well being and security grant on Tuesday. She was joined by Jason Mohr, Regional Administrator for the U.S. Division of Housing and City Improvement and Metropolis officers.
The grant goals to guard kids and households from lead-based paint hazards. HUD is offering these grants via its Lead Based mostly Paint Hazard Discount Grant Program to determine and clear up harmful lead in low-income households’ properties and HUD’s Wholesome Houses Supplemental funding to assist communities with housing-related well being and security hazards along with lead-based paint hazards.
Metropolis employees will likely be working with different medical and social service suppliers to deal with lead hazards in almost 70 housing items offering safer properties for low and really low-income households with kids.
“Defending households from lead-based paint and different well being hazards is likely one of the Division’s company precedence targets, and the Metropolis of Lincoln, NE has made it a precedence as properly,” stated Regional Administrator Mohr. “That is the Metropolis’s first grant with the prospect of many extra to observe. HUD applauds the Metropolis’s effort to make sure that these kids have each alternative for wholesome improvement.”
“Mitigating the danger of lead poisoning is vital work as we search to create a greater high quality of life for current and future generations,” stated Mayor Gaylor Baird. “We’re grateful for HUD’s help of our effort that can enhance the well being and security of Lincoln’s kids.”
HUD’s Workplace of Lead Hazard Management and Wholesome Houses promotes native efforts to remove harmful lead paint and different housing-related well being hazards from decrease revenue properties; stimulates non-public sector funding in lead hazard management; helps cutting-edge analysis on strategies for assessing and controlling housing-related well being and security hazards; and educates the general public in regards to the risks of hazards within the dwelling.
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