Funding for research on controlling housing-related causes of asthma, evaluating how weatherization
affects indoor air quality, and assessing housing-related health hazards
WASHINGTON, DC – May 8, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $2.58 million in grants to four projects intended to protect children and families from health hazards in their homes. The awards will be made to academic and non-profit institutions that advance the recognition and control of residential health and safety hazards to improve our understanding of the link between housing and health. Read a complete project-by-project summary of the programs awarded grants today.
“HUD is committed to improving the nation’s technical capacity to provide every American with a healthy and safe home, said Jon Gant, Director of HUD’s Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control. “These grants support the applied research that is needed to build the national capacity for meeting the Department’s goal of having every American’s home be safe and healthy.”
The following is a state-by-state breakdown of the funding announced today:
|Silent Spring Institute||
|Wayne State University||
|Appalachian State University||
| Health Research, Inc./New York State
Department of Health
These technical studies grants supplement the $110.8 million in grants HUD awarded in March to protect thousands of children from lead and other home hazards.
HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.
HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the
need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build
inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business.
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