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HUD Announces Nearly $70 Million in Grants to Protect Families from Home Health and Safety Hazards

Funding helps vulnerable residents by fixing housing-related health and safety hazards, establishing sustainable local programs, and supporting key research to identify and mitigate these hazards.

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced nearly $70 million in grants across the country that will help transform communities by fixing older housing, preserving affordable housing, and improving the health of children and families in these communities. Grants are also being awarded for studies on housing-related health hazards to support the health and the safety of the residents by finding better ways to help maintain homes. 

Moreover, in commemoration of National Healthy Homes Month and HUD's ongoing efforts to foster resilient communities, HUD Acting Secretary Adrianne Todman released the following statement.

"Housing is the foundation on which we live, grow, and thrive. Access to healthy affordable housing is a priority of this Department. This National Healthy Homes Month, HUD reaffirms its commitment to protecting families and children, supporting research and community efforts to ensure homes are healthy.”

The grants awarded today include funding through the Healthy Homes Production Grant Program, the Healthy Homes and Weatherization Cooperation Demonstration Grant Program, the Older Adult Home Modification Grant Program, the Lead Technical Studies Grant Program, the Healthy Homes Technical Studies Grant Program, and the Lead Hazard Reduction Capacity Building Grant Program.

 Matthew Ammon, Director of HUD's Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes added, “Housing is as essential as health care, and these grants expand HUD's commitment to providing safe and healthy homes for all.”

 Awarding these grants contributes to HUD achieving its strategic objective to strengthen environmental justice by reducing exposure to health risks and environmental hazards, especially for low-income households and disadvantaged communities. You can read the Fiscal Year 2022-2026 HUD Strategic Plan on HUD's website.

 The following is a state-by-state breakdown of the funding announced today:

Grant Awards by State

State

Organization Name

Grant Program *

Award Amount

AL

Alabama Department of Public Health

LHRCB

$2,267,500

Community Service Programs of West Alabama, Inc.

OAHMP

$1,250,000

CA

Berkeley Air Monitoring Group, Inc.

HHTS

$987,868

Partners in Care Foundation, Inc.

OAHMP

$1,250,000

DE

Delaware Health and Human Services

LHRCB

$1,500,000

GA

Emory University

LTS

$800,000

Troup County - Habitat for Humanity

OAHMP

$575,391

City of Albany

LHRCB

$500,000

Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County

LHRCB

$541,501

City of Atlanta

LHRCB

$1,857,651

HI

Palolo Chinese Home

OAHMP

$1,244,925

IA

Polk County

OAHMP

$1,249,930

East Central Intergovernmental Association

HHWCD

$1,000,000

IL

Illinois Institute of Technology

HHTS

$370,261

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois

HHTS

$998,734

IN

Trustees of Indiana University

HHTS

$994,743

City of Elkhart

LHRCB

$1,050,000

KY

New Directions Housing Corporation

OAHMP

$1,200,000

LA

Louisiana State University

HHTS

$984,594

Evangeline Community Action, Inc.

OAHMP

$1,000,000

MA

City of Haverhill

LHRCB

$2,434,342

MD

Johns Hopkins University

HHTS

$999,990

Howard County of Maryland (Inc)

OAHMP

$1,109,609

Community Action Council of Howard County

HHP

$2,000,000

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

OAHMP

$1,250,000

City of Cambridge

LHRCB

$1,879,262

MI

UPCAP Services, Inc.

OAHMP

$500,000

MO

University of Missouri

HHTS

$999,823

Rebuilding Together Kansas City, Inc

OAHMP

$1,250,000

Mission St. Louis

OAHMP

$1,250,000

NC

North Carolina State University

HHTS

$999,917

ND

University of North Dakota

HHTS

$486,377

NE

Panhandle Public Health District

LHRCB

$531,655

NJ

Rutgers University of New Jersey

HHTS

$973,893

NM

North Central New Mexico Economic Development District

OAHMP

$1,250,000

NV

Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada

OAHMP

$750,000

NY

City of Dunkirk

LHRCB

$1,855,008

Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York

LTS

$799,837

OH

Habitat for Humanity of Summit County, Inc.

OAHMP

$900,000

The Ohio State University

HHTS

$999,999

Community Action Organization of Scioto County, Inc.

OAHMP

$915,000

Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation

OAHMP

$1,250,000

PA

City of Lancaster

HHP

$2,000,000

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

OAHMP

$1,247,532

University of Pittsburgh

HHTS

$999,878

City of Reading

OAHMP

$988,934

York County

LHRCB

$1,425,899

PR

Municipality of Bayamon

OAHMP

$1,250,000

TN

The Enterprise Center, Inc.

OAHMP

$786,744

KCEOC Community Action Partnership

OAHMP

$1,150,000

Coalition for Home Repair

OAHMP

$1,000,000

TX

Houston Housing Authority

OAHMP

$1,250,000

Adult and Youth United Development Association, Inc

HHP

$2,000,000

WA

Senior Services of Snohomish County

OAHMP

$1,000,000

BanfieldBio Inc.

HHTS

$997,467

WI

Revitalize Milwaukee Inc.

OAHMP

$1,250,000

City of Wausau

LHRCB

$1,984,999

 * Note:

HHP = Healthy Homes Production Grant Program

HHTS = Healthy Homes Technical Studies Grant Program

HHWCD = Healthy Homes and Weatherization Cooperation Demonstration Grant Program

LHRCB = Lead Hazard Reduction Capacity Building Grant Program

LTS = Lead Technical Studies Grant Program

OAHMP = Older Adult Home Modification Grant Program

Lead and Healthy Homes grants are awarded to non-profits, for-profit firms, state and local governments, federally recognized Indian Tribes and colleges and universities, located in the United States. Information about applying for the next rounds of these grants will be available at Grants.gov.

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HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov and http://espanol.hud.gov

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