Federal Lawmakers Visit Paterson to Highlight $3 Million in Funding for Lead Abatement in City Homes

NEWARK, NJ – The City of Paterson will work with local medical and social service providers to remove lead paint in 66 low-income housing units with children, thanks to a $3.4 million grant presented by U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, and Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (N.J.-09) Thursday. The funding was awarded by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction funding. 

“This is a critical investment in our children’s health and in our state’s future,” said Sen. Menendez, ranking member of the Senate’s housing subcommittee. “In 2020, no child should live in a home that’s dangerous to their health, and we must continue investing federal resources to ensure all federally-assisted homes are free of lead hazards. The cost of inaction is far too great for our kids and our communities.”

According to data compiled by the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH)

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