City of Hattiesburg to receive some $ 1.6 million in federal dollars to tackle home health risks
WASHINGTON, DC – The city of Hattiesburg will receive more than $ 1.6 million in federal dollars to improve the living conditions of residents.
Hattiesburg was one of 28 projects selected Friday by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development from submissions across the country.
HUD has given Hattiesburg over $ 1.4 million through its “Lead-Based Paint Risk Reduction Program” and an additional $ 216.00 in grants from its additional Healthy Homes funding.
LBPHGP funding helps state and local governments identify dangerous lead in older homes of low-income families.
The Healthy Homes program provides funds to communities to help them deal with health and safety risks associated with housing, in addition to lead-based paint.
HUD handed out nearly $ 95 million in grants, including more than $ 12 million from its Healthy Homes pot.
“With these grants, HUD is making it clear that ensuring safe and healthy homes for families is a top priority,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “A healthy home is the foundation for healthy living, and that is why HUD is committed to protecting families from lead and other health risks in the home and to providing healthy, sustainable housing. “
These investments will protect families and children by targeting significant lead and health risks in more than 3,700 homes of low-income families for whom other resources are not available.
Read a full summary, project by project, of the programs that received grants today.
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