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City receives $5.6 million lead abatement grant
City of Memphis awarded $5.6 million for lead paint remediation in homes
Posted on 12/03/2019
Tuesday, the City of Memphis was awarded a $5.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH). This funding was awarded to the Division of Housing and Community Development as a result of a competitive grant process to reduce lead paint hazards found in homes built before 1978 and occupied by low-income families with children under the age of six.

The grant funds will be used to identify and address lead-based paint hazards in 300 eligible housing units in the City of 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 since 1995, this funding will help the City of Memphis to 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.


The City of Memphis was awarded a $5.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH).
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