HUD awards record $319 million to protect families from lead and other home health hazards

Grants to state, local and tribal governments to make low-income housing safer and healthier

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $314 million to 77 state and local government agencies, a record investment to protect children and families from lead-based paint and home health hazards. In addition, HUD is awarding more than $5 million to identify and address home health and safety hazards in six tribal communities.

These grants are provided through HUD’s Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction Program and Healthy Homes Production Grant Program for Tribal Housing to identify and clean up dangerous lead in low-income housing. Many of the grantees announced today will work to clean up lead hazards in Opportunity Zones.

“We are committed to improving the lives of all families, especially children, by creating safer and healthier homes,” said Secretary Ben Carson. “One of HUD’s priorities is protecting families from lead-based paint and other health hazards. These grants will help states, tribes, and local communities do precisely that.”

The Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction Program grants include $30 million in HUD’s Healthy Homes Supplemental funding to help communities address housing-related health and safety hazards, in addition to lead-based paint hazards. Seven local communities were awarded grants to help their ‘High Impact Neighborhood’ where they will conduct lead hazard control and healthy homes work intensively in a targeted neighborhood impacted by poor housing conditions. HUD’s new tribal grants fill critical needs in communities where limited resources exist to address substandard housing that threatens the health of the most vulnerable tribal residents.

Combined, these investments will protect families and children by targeting health hazards in more than 14,700 low-income homes with significant lead and health hazards for which other resources are not available to address these needs.

“HUD understands the close connection between health and housing,” said Matthew Ammon, Director of HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes. “This year, HUD is awarding a record number of awards to jurisdictions to directly support their efforts to identify and clean up housing-based health hazards like lead and mold.”

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. Read a complete project-by-project summary of the programs awarded grants today.

Lead Hazard Reduction in Opportunity Zones

Created under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Opportunity Zones aim to stimulate long-term investments in low-income communities by offering significant capital gains tax relief to those who invest in these distressed areas. This initiative is anticipated to spur $100 billion in private capital investment in Opportunity Zones. Incentivizing investment in low-income communities fosters economic revitalization, job creation, and promotes sustainable economic growth across the nation, especially in communities HUD serves. Applicants seeking funding under HUD’s Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction and Healthy Homes Production Grant Program for Tribal Housing receive bonus points to further drive public investment to these areas (see grantee chart below).

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

Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction Program
 

State

 

Grantee

 

 

Lead Hazard Control

 

 

Healthy Homes

 

Total Amount

Alabama City of Tuscaloosa + $2,999,871 $2,999,871
Arizona City of Tucson + $3,553,630 $400,000 $3,953,630
  Maricopa County $1,482,710 $300,000 $1,782,710
California County of Fresno $3,000,000 $3,000,000
  City of Pomona $4,000,000 $600,000 $4,600,000
  County of Alameda $3,000,000 $600,000 $3,600,000
  City of Los Angeles $5,000,000 $600,000 $5,600,000
Connecticut City of New Haven $5,000,000 $600,000 $5,600,000
  City of Norwich $2,655,058 $300,000 $2,955,058
District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment + $2,994,371 $600,000 $3,594,371
Delaware New Castle County + $3,000,000 $300,000 $3,300,000
Florida City of Hialeah $3,000,000 $300,000 $3,300,000
Georgia State of Georgia $3,000,000 $300,000 $3,300,000
Iowa East Central Intergovernmental Association $2,999,996 $300,000 $3,299,996
  County of Cerro Gordo $2,570,476 $405,485 $2,975,961
Illinois County of Peoria + $5,000,000 $600,000 $5,600,000
  County of McHenry $2,046,919 $201,050 $2,247,969
  Winnebago County + $3,169,301 $242,538 $3,411,839
Louisiana Jefferson Parrish $3,000,000 $300,000 $3,300,000
  State of Louisiana $3,000,000 $300,000 $3,300,000
Massachusetts City of Lynn* $8,704,184 $600,000 $9,304,184
  City of Worcester $5,000,000 $600,000 $5,600,000
  City of Boston $3,922,674 $420,000 $4,342,674
  City of Quincy $300,000 $300,000
Maryland Baltimore City* $9,100,000 $600,000 $9,700,000
Maine City of Lewiston $4,606,649 $600,000 $5,206,649
  City of Biddeford $2,948,144 $298,600 $3,246,744
  Maine State Housing Authority + $3,218,377 $600,000 $3,818,377
  City of Portland (ME) $2,038,041 $503,655 $2,541,696
Michigan City of Grand Rapids + $3,771,077 $460,600 $4,231,677
  City of Detroit*+ $9,100,000 $600,000 $9,700,000
  City of Warren $1,000,000 $300,000 $1,300,000
Minnesota Hennepin County + $5,000,000 $600,000 $5,600,000
  State of Minnesota $3,000,000 $300,000 $3,300,000
Mississippi City of Jackson $1,650,000 $150,000 $1,800,000
North Carolina City of Charlotte $3,039,624 $595,598 $3,635,222
  City of Wilmington (NC) + $1,500,000 $300,000 $1,800,000
New Jersey City of East Orange + $3,000,000 $300,000 $3,300,000
  County of Bergen $3,000,000 $300,000 $3,300,000
  Township of Irvington + $3,000,000 $300,000 $3,300,000
  City of Newark (NJ) $5,000,000 $600,000 $5,600,000
New York City of Elmira + $1,013,388 $280,000 $1,293,388
  Onondaga County $5,000,000 $600,000 $5,600,000
  City of Rochester $5,000,000 $600,000 $5,600,000
  Erie County (NY) $5,000,000 $600,000 $5,600,000
  Genesee County $1,000,000 $300,000 $1,300,000
  County of Niagara $2,500,000 $250,000 $2,750,000
Ohio City of Cleveland*+ $9,100,000 $600,000 $9,700,000
  City of Columbus $5,000,000 $600,000 $5,600,000
  Mahoning County $4,000,000 $600,000 $4,600,000
  County of Erie (OH) $3,478,430 $350,000 $3,828,430
  Cuyahoga County + $5,000,000 $600,000 $5,600,000
  City of Canton $3,000,000 $300,000 $3,300,000
  City of Akron + $4,000,000 $600,000 $4,600,000
  Summit County + $5,000,000 $600,000 $5,600,000
  City of Lima $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Oklahoma County of Tulsa $1,226,891 $1,226,891
  City of Oklahoma City $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Pennsylvania County of Montgomery + $1,500,000 $300,000 $1,800,000
  County of Delaware $1,000,000 $1,000,000
  State of Pennsylvania $2,500,000 $400,000 $2,900,000
  City of Harrisburg + $5,000,000 $600,000 $5,600,000
  County of Bucks + $1,563,106 $1,563,106
  City of Lancaster*+ $9,100,000 $600,000 $9,700,000
Rhode Island City of Woonsocket + $4,000,000 $4,000,000
  Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation* $7,841,160 $599,800 $8,440,960
South Carolina City of Spartanburg $1,000,000 $299,964 $1,299,964
Tennessee City of Memphis + $5,000,000 $600,000 $5,600,000
Texas City of San Antonio + $4,000,000 $600,000 $4,600,000
  Montgomery County (TX) $1,000,000 $1,000,000
  City of Houston*+ $9,100,000 $600,000 $9,700,000
  City of Waco + $2,000,000 $300,000 $2,300,000
Utah Salt Lake County + $4,525,207 $600,000 $5,125,207
Virginia Commonwealth of Virginia $5,000,000 $600,000 $5,600,000
  Chesterfield County + $1,355,285 $225,000 $1,580,285
Vermont Vermont Housing and Conservation Board $4,000,000 $4,000,000
Wisconsin City of Milwaukee $5,000,000 $600,000 $5,600,000
 

TOTAL

 

$283,874,569

 

$30,382,290

 

$314,256,859

 

 

 

Healthy Homes Production Grant Program for Tribal Housing
 

State

 

Tribal Grantee

 

Total Amount

 

Alaska Kenaitze Salamat of Tribal Designated Housing $913,086
  Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority + $1,000,000
  Native Village of Buckland $625,000
  Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium $999,827
New York Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe $1,000,000
South Dakota Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate + $545,710
   

TOTAL

 

$5,083,623

 

 

* These communities have been awarded grants as High Impact Neighborhoods.

+ Located in an Opportunity Zone