HUD Awards $3.7 Million To Protect Roanoke Residents From Lead, Other Home Health And Safety Hazards

Posted on: September 28, 2020

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Mid-Atlantic Region has released the following information:

On Sept. 25, U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Joseph J. DeFelice announced that $3,718,733 has been awarded to the City of Roanoke, Virginia to protect children and families from lead-based paint and home health hazards. The funding is part of nearly $165 million awarded nationwide to 44 state and local government agencies in 23 states.

HUD is providing these grants through its Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction (LBPHR) Grant Program to identify and clean up dangerous lead in low-income families’ homes. These grants also include more than $17 million from HUD’s Healthy Homes Supplemental funding to help communities with housing-related health and safety hazards in addition to lead-based paint hazards. These investments will protect families and children by targeting significant lead and health hazards in over

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