Nearly $51.4 Million Awarded to PHAs to Address Lead Hazards

On May 11, HUD awarded nearly $51.4 million to 25 Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) in 19 states to help clean up lead hazards in public housing. NAHRO has long advocated for increased funding for PHAs to help remediate and eradicate lead-paint in public housing properties. Provided through HUD’s Public Housing Capital Fund, these grants are targeted to public housing units occupied by families with young children. HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge noted in HUD’s press release that “protecting families with young children from lead and other health hazards is an important part of HUD’s mission, and we don’t take it lightly… HUD is committed to President Biden’s directive to prioritize environmental justice and equity for disadvantaged communities.” HUD’s press release can be found here.

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