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March 23, 2012
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HUD Awards $110.8 Million in Grants to Protect Thousands of Children from Lead and Other Home Hazards

By Shantae Goodloe

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $110.8 million in grants to 43 local projects to conduct a wide range of activities intended to protect children and families from potentially dangerous lead-based paint and other home health and safety hazards (see chart below).

The grant funding announced today will clean up lead and other health hazards in nearly 6,000 high-risk homes, train workers in lead safety methods, and increase public awareness about childhood lead poisoning. Lead is a known toxin that can impair children’s development and have effects lasting into adulthood.

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HUD Press Release
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