Funding will remove or reduce health and safety hazards in homes

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WASHINGTON, DC – September 21, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Deptartment of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $18 million in grants to local projects in eleven states to conduct a wide range of activities intended to protect children and families from health and safety hazards in their homes. The grants will support efforts to control asthma and allergy triggers such as mold, moisture, mitigate safety hazards in homes, and improve energy efficiency. Grants will also support research to advance methods for hazard reduction. Read a complete project-by-project summary of the programs awarded grants today.

The grant funding announced today will clean up health hazards in thousands of homes, train workers, and increase public awareness about reducing and preventing health hazards in their homes.

“HUD is committed to providing healthy and safe homes as part of our mission to help make the nation’s housing more healthy and sustainable,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “These grants will help communities to protect families and children from significant health and safety hazards.”

The funding announced today will go to cities, counties, states and universities to eliminate dangerous health and other safety hazards in thousands of privately-owned, low-income housing units. These funds are provided through HUD’s Healthy Homes Production, (HHP) Lead and Healthy Homes Technical Studies (LTS, HHTS), and Asthma Interventions in Public and Assisted Multifamily Housing (AIPAMH) grant programs.

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

State

Grantee

Program*

Amount

California City of Los Angeles Housing Department

HHP

$1,860,000

Connecticut State of Connecticut LAMPP

HHP

$1,860,000

Indiana Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County

 

HHP

$1,713,122

Louisiana Tulane University

 

LTS

$251,900

Maryland Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning

 

HHP

$930,000

The National Center for Healthy Housing

HHTS

$649,533

Massachusetts Boston Medical Center

AIPAMH

$450,000

Michigan Michigan Department of Community Health

 

AIPAMH

$450,000

Minnesota Hennepin County

HHP

$1,860,000

City of Minneapolis

HHP

$1,860,000

Minnesota Department of Health

AIPAMH

$409,288

New York Columbia University

HHTS

$650,000

North Carolina North Carolina State University

 

HHTS

$541,179

Ohio Environmental Health Watch

HHP

$929,990

City of Akron Department of Planning and Urban Development

 

HHP

$1,860,000

Texas City of San Antonio

HHP

$1,126,888

Virginia

 

 Eastern Virginia Medical School

 

AIPAMH

$425,000

QuanTech, Inc

LTS

$248,100

 

TOTAL

 

$18,075,000

*Grant program abbreviations are as follows:

AIPAMH: Asthma Interventions in Public and Assisted Multifamily Housing

LTS: Lead Technical Studies

HHP: Healthy Homes Production

HHTS: Healthy Homes Technical Studies

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Contact:
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(202) 708-0685

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