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HUD Awards Nearly $105 Million to Help Protect Low-Income Families from Health and Safety Hazards

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $104.7 million to 60 non-profit organizations, and state and local government agencies located in 29 states to protect children and families from home health hazards.

HUD AWARDS NEARLY $105 MILLION TO PROTECT FAMILIES FROM HOME HEALTH AND SAFETY HAZARDS

Funding to make low-income families' homes safer and healthier

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $104.7 million to 60 non-profit organizations, and state and local government agencies located in 29 states to protect children and families from home health hazards.
HUD is providing these grants through its Healthy Homes Production Grant Program which will help grantees identify health and safety hazards in low-income families' homes. The grants will protect children and families with incomes at or below eighty percent of the area median income level by targeting significant lead and health hazards in over 7,400 low-income homes for which other resources are not available.
“By providing these grants, HUD makes it clear that ensuring healthy and safe homes for communities across our nation is a priority,” said Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “HUD is working every day to keep families safe from home health hazards like lead paint because for many Americans, their home is a primary determinate of their health, and that is why HUD is committed to protecting families from these hazards and to providing healthy and sustainable housing for all Americans."
 
The grants announced today emphasize the Biden-Harris Administration's commitment to solving the nation's lead crisis. In December, HUD awarded nearly $13.2 million in grants to state and local government agencies in 3 states through its Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction (LBPHR) Grant Program to identify and clean up dangerous lead, and health and safety hazards in low-income families' homes.
 
The Healthy Homes Production Grant Program takes a comprehensive approach to addressing multiple childhood diseases and injuries in the home by focusing on housing-related hazards in a coordinated fashion, rather than addressing a single hazard at a time. The program builds upon HUD's successful Lead Hazard Control programs to expand the Department's efforts to holistically address a variety of high-priority housing-based health and safety hazards, such as mold and moisture, poor indoor air quality, pests, carbon monoxide, injury and safety hazards, in addition to lead-based paint. 
 
In the coming weeks, grantees will begin setting up and implementing their programs and will make applications available for families who are interested and eligible for their local Healthy Homes Program.
 
Below is a project-by-project breakdown of the funding announced today:
 
    Grant Program   State   Organization Name   Total Units Proposed   Grant Amount  
1   HHP   AK   Alaska Heat Smart   130   $1,999,999.74  
2   HHP   AK   Cold Climate Housing Research Center   50   $1,000,000.00  
3   HHP   AK   Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority   40   $2,000,000.00  
4   HHP   AL   Alabama Department of Public Health    150   $2,000,000.00  
5   HHP   AL   Community Service Programs of West Alabama, Inc.   100   $1,831,588.00  
6   HHP   AL   West Anniston Foundation   150   $1,050,268.80  
7   HHP   AZ   Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun   75   $1,035,558.00  
8   HHP   CA   City of Pomona   217   $2,000,000.00  
9   HHP   CO   International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology   200   $1,999,919.52  
10   HHP   CT   City of New Haven   200   $2,000,000.00  
11   HHP   CT   Connecticut Children's Medical Center   75   $2,000,000.00  
12   HHP   DE   New Castle County   130   $2,000,000.00  
13   HHP   FL   City of Tampa   90   $1,999,560.00  
14   HHP   GA   Habitat for Humanity International, Inc.   200   $2,000,000.00  
15   HHP   IA   County of Cerro Gordo   65   $1,306,240.00  
16   HHP   IA   City of Dubuque   100   $2,000,000.00  
17   HHP   IA   City of Sioux City   100   $1,503,643.00  
18   HHP   IA   East Central Intergovernmental Association   110   $1,950,000.00  
19   HHP   IA   Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa, dba EveryStep   135   $2,000,000.00  
20   HHP   IL   City of Kankakee   285   $1,426,306.00  
21   HHP   IL   City of Springfield   135   $2,000,000.00  
22   HHP   IL   Metec   250   $2,000,000.00  
23   HHP   IN   Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority   104   $2,000,000.00  
24   HHP   LA   New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity   100   $1,694,522.56  
25   HHP   MA   City of Malden Redevelopment Authority   95   $1,678,177.00  
26   HHP   MA   Revitalize Community Development Corporation   70    $1,400,164.00  
27   HHP   MD   Enterprise Community Partners Columbia   50    $2,000,000.00  
28   HHP   MD   Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, Inc.   300   $2,000,000.00  
29   HHP   MD   Maryland Rural Development Corporation   137   $1,175,563.00  
30   HHP   MI   City of Detroit   150   $2,000,000.00  
31   HHP   MI   City of Muskegon   135   $1,500,000.00  
32   HHP   MI   Habitat for Humanity of Michigan, Inc   160   $2,000,000.00  
33   HHP   MN   City of Minneapolis   120  
 

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