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City awarded $5.6 Million for lead paint removal
City awarded $5.6 Million for lead paint removal
Posted on 10/03/2019
The City of Memphis’ Division of Housing and Community Development was awarded a $5.6 million grant to remove lead paint from homes. The Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) announced the award Monday. The funds will help reduce lead paint hazards found in homes built before 1978 and occupied by low income families with children under the age of 6.

There are 300 eligible housing units in Memphis and Shelby County. The program will incorporate healthy homes interventions in 120 of those eligible units. The funding will also provide training resources and job opportunities to more than 80 low income residents.

In partnership with HUD, this funding will help the City of Memphis continue its fight against the dangers of lead poisoning in our children. It will also strengthen our valued partnerships with Shelby County Health Department, State of Tennessee- TDEC, Memphis Housing Authority, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, and many more agencies as they will provide referrals of properties that meet the criteria to participate in the program.

For more information about the program, please call (901) 636-LEAD (5323) or visit the website at www.leadsafememphis.org.
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