Press Release: City of Jackson to Receive $1.8 Million From HUD for Lead Remediation Program

Posted on October 1, 2019


Ben Carson Delivers a $1.8 Million Grant for Lead Remediation Program to the City of Jackson

(WASHINGTON, DC) – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $314 million to 77 state and local government agencies, a record investment to protect children and families from lead-based paint and home health hazards. In addition, HUD is awarding more than $5 million to identify and address home health and safety hazards in six tribal communities.

These grants are provided through HUD’s Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction Program and Healthy Homes Production Grant Program for Tribal Housing to identify and clean up dangerous lead in low-income housing. Many of the grantees announced today will work to clean up lead hazards in Opportunity Zones.

“We are committed to improving the lives of all families, especially children, by creating safer and healthier homes,” said Secretary Ben Carson. “One of HUD’s priorities is protecting families from lead-based paint and other health hazards. These grants will help states, tribes, and local communities do precisely that.”

The Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction Program grants include $30 million in HUD’s Healthy Homes Supplemental funding to help communities address housing-related health and safety hazards, in addition to lead-based paint hazards. Seven local communities were awarded grants to help their ‘High Impact Neighborhood’ where they will conduct lead hazard control and healthy homes work intensively in a targeted neighborhood impacted by poor housing conditions. HUD’s new tribal grants fill critical needs in communities where limited resources exist to address substandard housing that threatens the health of the most vulnerable tribal residents.

Combined, these investments will protect families and children by targeting health hazards in more than 14,700 low-income homes with significant lead and health hazards for which other resources are not available to address these needs.

“HUD understands the close connection between health and housing,” said Matthew Ammon, Director of HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes. “This year, HUD is awarding a record number of awards to jurisdictions to directly support their efforts to identify and clean up housing-based health hazards like lead and mold.”

HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes promotes local efforts to eliminate dangerous lead paint and other housing-related health hazards from lower income homes; stimulates private sector investment in lead hazard control; supports cutting-edge research on methods for assessing and controlling housing-related health and safety hazards; and educates the public about the dangers of hazards in the home. Read a complete project-by-project summary of the programs awarded grants today.

Lead Hazard Reduction in Opportunity Zones

Created under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Opportunity Zones aim to stimulate long-term investments in low-income communities by offering significant capital gains tax relief to those who invest in these distressed areas. This initiative is anticipated to spur $100 billion in private capital investment in Opportunity Zones. Incentivizing investment in low-income communities fosters economic revitalization, job creation, and promotes sustainable economic growth across the nation, especially in communities HUD serves. Applicants seeking funding under HUD’s Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction and Healthy Homes Production Grant Program for Tribal Housing receive bonus points to further drive public investment to these areas (see grantee chart below).

Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction Program

 

 

State

 

Grantee

 

 

Lead Hazard Control

 

 

Healthy Homes

 

Total Amount

AlabamaCity of Tuscaloosa +$2,999,871$2,999,871
ArizonaCity of Tucson +$3,553,630$400,000$3,953,630
 Maricopa County$1,482,710$300,000$1,782,710
CaliforniaCounty of Fresno$3,000,000$3,000,000
 City of Pomona$4,000,000$600,000$4,600,000
 County of Alameda$3,000,000$600,000$3,600,000
 City of Los Angeles$5,000,000$600,000$5,600,000
ConnecticutCity of New Haven$5,000,000$600,000$5,600,000
 City of Norwich$2,655,058$300,000$2,955,058
District of ColumbiaDepartment of Energy and Environment +$2,994,371$600,000$3,594,371
DelawareNew Castle County +$3,000,000$300,000$3,300,000
FloridaCity of Hialeah$3,000,000$300,000$3,300,000
GeorgiaState of Georgia$3,000,000$300,000$3,300,000
IowaEast Central Intergovernmental Association$2,999,996$300,000$3,299,996
 County of Cerro Gordo$2,570,476$405,485$2,975,961
IllinoisCounty of Peoria +$5,000,000$600,000$5,600,000
 County of McHenry$2,046,919$201,050$2,247,969
 Winnebago County +$3,169,301$242,538$3,411,839
LouisianaJefferson Parrish$3,000,000$300,000$3,300,000
 State of Louisiana$3,000,000$300,000$3,300,000
MassachusettsCity of Lynn*$8,704,184$600,000$9,304,184
 City of Worcester$5,000,000$600,000$5,600,000
 City of Boston$3,922,674$420,000$4,342,674
 City of Quincy$300,000$300,000
MarylandBaltimore City*$9,100,000$600,000$9,700,000
MaineCity of Lewiston$4,606,649$600,000$5,206,649
 City of Biddeford$2,948,144$298,600$3,246,744
 Maine State Housing Authority +$3,218,377$600,000$3,818,377
 City of Portland (ME)$2,038,041$503,655$2,541,696
MichiganCity of Grand Rapids +$3,771,077$460,600$4,231,677
 City of Detroit*+$9,100,000$600,000$9,700,000
 City of Warren$1,000,000$300,000$1,300,000
MinnesotaHennepin County +$5,000,000$600,000$5,600,000
 State of Minnesota$3,000,000$300,000$3,300,000
MississippiCity of Jackson$1,650,000$150,000$1,800,000
North CarolinaCity of Charlotte$3,039,624$595,598$3,635,222
 City of Wilmington (NC) +$1,500,000$300,000$1,800,000
New JerseyCity of East Orange +$3,000,000$300,000$3,300,000
 County of Bergen$3,000,000$300,000$3,300,000
 Township of Irvington +$3,000,000$300,000$3,300,000
 City of Newark (NJ)$5,000,000$600,000$5,600,000
New YorkCity of Elmira +$1,013,388$280,000$1,293,388
 Onondaga County$5,000,000$600,000$5,600,000
 City of Rochester$5,000,000$600,000$5,600,000
 Erie County (NY)$5,000,000$600,000$5,600,000
 Genesee County$1,000,000$300,000$1,300,000
 County of Niagara$2,500,000$250,000$2,750,000
OhioCity of Cleveland*+$9,100,000$600,000$9,700,000
 City of Columbus$5,000,000$600,000$5,600,000
 Mahoning County$4,000,000$600,000$4,600,000
 County of Erie (OH)$3,478,430$350,000$3,828,430
 Cuyahoga County +$5,000,000$600,000$5,600,000
 City of Canton$3,000,000$300,000$3,300,000
 City of Akron +$4,000,000$600,000$4,600,000
 Summit County +$5,000,000$600,000$5,600,000
 City of Lima$2,000,000$2,000,000
OklahomaCounty of Tulsa$1,226,891$1,226,891
 City of Oklahoma City$2,000,000$2,000,000
PennsylvaniaCounty of Montgomery +$1,500,000$300,000$1,800,000
 County of Delaware$1,000,000$1,000,000
 State of Pennsylvania$2,500,000$400,000$2,900,000
 City of Harrisburg +$5,000,000$600,000$5,600,000
 County of Bucks +$1,563,106$1,563,106
 City of Lancaster*+$9,100,000$600,000$9,700,000
Rhode IslandCity of Woonsocket +$4,000,000$4,000,000
 Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation*$7,841,160$599,800$8,440,960
South CarolinaCity of Spartanburg$1,000,000$299,964$1,299,964
TennesseeCity of Memphis +$5,000,000$600,000$5,600,000
TexasCity of San Antonio +$4,000,000$600,000$4,600,000
 Montgomery County (TX)$1,000,000$1,000,000
 City of Houston*+$9,100,000$600,000$9,700,000
 City of Waco +$2,000,000$300,000$2,300,000
UtahSalt Lake County +$4,525,207$600,000$5,125,207
VirginiaCommonwealth of Virginia$5,000,000$600,000$5,600,000
 Chesterfield County +$1,355,285$225,000$1,580,285
VermontVermont Housing and Conservation Board$4,000,000$4,000,000
WisconsinCity of Milwaukee$5,000,000$600,000$5,600,000

 

TOTAL

 

$283,874,569

 

$30,382,290

 

$314,256,859

 

 

 Healthy Homes Production Grant Program for Tribal Housing

 

State

 

Tribal Grantee

 

Total Amount

 

AlaskaKenaitze Salamat of Tribal Designated Housing$913,086
 Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority +$1,000,000
 Native Village of Buckland$625,000
 Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium$999,827
New YorkSaint Regis Mohawk Tribe$1,000,000
South DakotaSisseton-Wahpeton Oyate +$545,710
 

 

TOTAL

 

$5,083,623

 

 

* These communities have been awarded grants as High Impact Neighborhoods.

+ Located in an Opportunity Zone

 

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