Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program (Recovery Act Funded)

Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant assist State, Tribal, and local governments to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in privately-owned housing that is owned by or rented to low- or very-low income families.

Specific objectives include: (1) Maximize the combination of children
less than six years of age protected from lead poisoning and housing units where lead-hazards are controlled; (2) preventing childhood lead poisoning; (3) Stimulate lower-cost and cost-effective methods and approaches to lead hazard control work that can be replicated; (4)Build local capacity to safely and effectively address lead hazards during lead hazard control, renovation, remodeling, and maintenance activities by integrating lead safe work practices into housing maintenance, repair, weatherization, rehabilitation and other programs that will continue beyond the grant period; (5) Affirmatively further fair housing and environmental justice (6) Develop a comprehensive community approach to address lead hazards in housing by mobilizing public and private resources, involving cooperation among all levels of government, the private sector, and grassroots community-based nonprofit organizations, including faith-based organizations, to develop cost-effective methods for identifying and controlling lead-based paint hazards (7) establishing a public registry of lead-safe housing; and (8) To the greatest extent feasible, promote job training, employment, and other economic opportunities for low-income and minority residents and businesses that are owned by and/or employ minorities and low-income persons as defined in 24 CFR 135.5 (see 59 FR 33881, June 30, 1994); (9) Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, specifically target job creation and job retention including and involving sub-recipients from the private sector, and grassroots community-based nonprofit organizations, including faith-based organizations.
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Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2008: San Bernardino County, California, works with its partners to provide abatement services to low-and moderate-income families in approximately 300 housing units, especially the homes of children with high blood-lead levels where documented lead-based paint hazards have been identified.

The District of Columbia"s Department of Housing and Community Development partners with DC"s Department of Health, Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, and Department of Employment Services, with supporting partnerships with the Office of Local Business Development, several low-income community-based organizations, and local environmental organizations, to conduct lead hazard control in high-risk communities.

Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available

Agency - Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD fulfills this mission through high ethical standards, management and accountability, and by forming partnerships with community organizations.