HUD Deputy Secretary Ron Sims Will Present $4.5 million Federal Grant to Cuyahoga County to Protect Citizens from Lead Poisoning

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 01/24/2011 - 16:56.

The Greater Cleveland Health Homes Advisory Council (formerly the Greater Cleveland Lead Advisory Council) has announced a press conference, January 28, 2011, at 1:30 PM, at Cleveland State University Levin College Atrium, where HUD Deputy Secretary Ron Sims will present a $4.5 million federal HUD grant to Cuyahoga County to "conduct a wide range of activities intended to protect children and families from potentially dangerous lead-based paint and other home health and safety hazards". The press release states the "grant funding will clean up lead and other health hazards in hundreds of homes, train workers in lead safety methods, and increase public awareness about childhood lead poisoning.  Lead is a known toxin that can impair children’s development and have effects lasting into adulthood."

The obvious objective of this press conference is to encourage the MAINSTREAM MEDIA OF NORTHEAST OHIO to provide better information about lead poisoning prevention to the people of Northeast Ohio, to protect public health and improve our community. Encourage your favorite Media representatives (and politicians) to attend and serve the region better.

Also expected to attend will be Congresswoman Marcia Fudge,  Congressman Dennis Kucinich, and various other elected and appointed officials.

From a HUD press release about this grant program: "Even though lead-based paint was banned for residential use in 1978, HUD estimates that approximately 24 million homes still have significant lead-based paint hazards today.  Lead-contaminated dust is the primary cause of lead exposure and can lead to a variety of health problems in young children, including reduced IQ, learning disabilities, developmental delays, reduced height, and impaired hearing.  At higher levels, lead can damage a child's kidneys and central nervous system and cause anemia, coma, convulsions and even death."

The HUD project summary of the grant to Cuyahoga County is as follows:

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Parma, OH will receive $4,500,000 in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration funds to continue primary and secondary lead poisoning prevention approaches throughout Cuyahoga County. Cuyahoga County will evaluate 380 homes for lead hazards, eliminate lead hazards in 345, conducting outreach and education for 1145 people, and provide training to 50 individuals. The Cuyahoga County Board of Health will partner with Cleveland Department of Public Health, Cuyahoga County Department of Development, Environmental Health Watch, and Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry in this program. Contact: John Sobolewski, Supervisor, 216-201-2000 or email jsobo [at] ccbh [dot] net.

As detailed in a January 13, 2011 Press Release from HUD, this funding is part of nearly $127 million in HUD grants to 48 local projects to conduct a wide range of activities intended to protect children and families from potentially dangerous lead-based paint and other home health and safety hazards (see press release below).

All Ohio lead poisoning programs receiving HUD funding for lead poisoning prevention under this grant cycle are as follows:

Lead Hazard Control Grant Programs

OHIO

Erie County, Sandusky, OH will receive $3,100,000 in lead hazard control and healthy homes initiative funds to continue their lead-based paint hazard control program and expand their healthy housing program. County will combine this program with their Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) housing grant and Erie County General Health District programs. Erie County will provide funding for direct reduction of lead hazards in 210 homes. Contact: Patricia A. Lines, Program Manager, 440-479-0094 or email plines [at] lines-assoc [dot] com.

The City of Lorain, OH will receive $2,100,000 in Lead Hazard Control and healthy homes initiative funds to mitigate lead hazards in 120 privately owned housing and expand their healthy housing program. LCD will partner with the City of Elyria Community Development Department, Lorain County Health District, City of Lorain Health District and City of Elyria Health District. Contact: Patricia A. Lines, Financial Manager, 440-479-0094 or email plines [at] lines-assoc [dot] com.

Mahoning County, Youngstown, OH will receive $3,100,000 in Lead Hazard Control and healthy homes initiative funds to evaluate 226 homes for lead hazards and 20 homes for healthy homes hazards, eliminate lead hazards in 195 units, conduct 35 outreach and education events, and provide training to 120 individuals. Mahoning County will partner with ACTION, Applied Systems, Community Housing Investment Program, Home Builders Association, Inter-Denominational Ministerial Alliance, Mahoning Columbiana Training Association, Mahoning County District Board of Health, Mahoning County Jobs and Family Services, Mahoning Valley Real Estate Investment Association, Mahoning-Youngstown Community Action Partnership, Municipal Court of Youngstown, Organizacion Civica y Cultural Hispana Americana, St. Elizabeth Hospital/Humility of Mary, Trumball County Lead Task Force, United Methodist Community Center, Warren Community Development Agency, Youngstown CHOICE Homes, Youngstown City Health District, Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors, Youngstown Community Development Agency, Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority, Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation and YouthBuild Mahoning County in this program. Contact: Phillip Puryear, Program Director, 330-740-2124 or email ppuryear [at] mahoningcountyoh [dot] gov.

The State of Ohio Health Department, Columbus, OH will receive $2,100,000 in Lead Hazard Control and healthy homes initiative funds to identify and reduce lead-based paint hazards in low-to-moderate income housing in 36 targeted communities throughout the State of Ohio. The State will evaluate 400 homes for lead hazards, eliminate lead hazards in 200 homes, 150 of these homes will receive healthy homes interventions including weatherization, conduct outreach and education for 2700 people at 108 events, and provide training to 259 individuals. The State of Ohio Health Department will partner with Ohio Department of Development OHTF, Ohio Financing Agency, Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies, Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development and Help End Lead Poisoning Coalition in this program. Contact: Pamela Blais, Sanitarian Program Administrator 1-641-728-3105 or email pam [dot] blais [at] odh [dot] ohio [dot] gov.

Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration

OHIO

The City of Cincinnati, OH will receive $4,500,000 in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration funds to assess 350 homes for lead based paint hazards and reduce the hazards in 325 units in low-income properties. Additionally, a total of 5 contractors and 15 workers will be trained and licensed in lead abatement, with preference given to Section 3 individuals and over 100 outreach events will be held. The City of Cincinnati will partner with the City of Cincinnati‟s Department of Community Development and Planning, the City Department of Buildings and Inspections, Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority, University of Cincinnati EPA-RRP Certification Program, Regional Computer Center, and the Hamilton County Lead Collaborative, City of Cincinnati Health Centers, Children‟s Hospital Medical Center, local WIC offices, local hospitals (Maternity Wards for educating new moms on lead hazards in homes), SONA (Southwest Ohio Nurses Association), Hamilton County Public Health, Lighthouse Youth Services, Help Me Grow, Santa Maria Services & Su Casa Centers (Hispanic community outreach), Cincinnati Community Action Agency Head Start, Amerigroup Health Plan, Healthy Mom‟s and Babes, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and Hamilton County Job and Family Services. Contact: Milton Dohoney, City Manager, 513-352-6284 or email milton [dot] dohoney [at] cincinnati-oh [dot] gov.

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Parma, OH will receive $4,500,000 in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration funds to continue primary and secondary lead poisoning prevention approaches throughout Cuyahoga County. Cuyahoga County will evaluate 380 homes for lead hazards, eliminate lead hazards in 345, conducting outreach and education for 1145 people, and provide training to 50 individuals. The Cuyahoga County Board of Health will partner with Cleveland Department of Public Health, Cuyahoga County Department of Development, Environmental Health Watch, and Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry in this program. Contact: John Sobolewski, Supervisor, 216-201-2000 or email jsobo [at] ccbh [dot] net.

HUD AWARDS $127 MILLION IN GRANTS TO PROTECT THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN FROM LEAD AND OTHER HOME HAZARDS
Funding to make low-income housing safer and healthier

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development today awarded nearly $127 million in grants to 48 local projects to conduct a wide range of activities intended to protect children and families from potentially dangerous lead-based paint and other home health and safety hazards (see chart below). 

The grant funding announced today will clean up lead and other health hazards in more than 11,000 homes, train workers in lead safety methods, and increase public awareness about childhood lead poisoning.  Lead is a known toxin that can impair children’s development and have effects lasting into adulthood.  Other materials in the home can trigger allergic responses and asthma.

“Protecting the health, and indeed the futures, of our children is a top priority for HUD. We cannot allow children to be poisoned in their own homes,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan.  “These grants will help communities around the nation to protect families from lead exposure and other significant health and safety hazards.”

HUD Deputy Secretary Ron Sims added: “With these grant awards, HUD makes it clear that providing healthy and safe homes for families and children is a priority.  It’s simple: you can’t be healthy if your home is sick.  There are far too many ‘sick homes’ in our communities, and these funds will target the worst of those homes.  HUD is committed to protecting children from these hazards, as part of the Department’s effort to help make the nation’s housing healthy and sustainable.”

             The following is a breakdown of the funding announced today: 

Grant Program

Funding Awarded

Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program

$66,600,000

“Healthy Homes Initiative” funding

$2,300,000

Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program

$48,000,000

Healthy Homes Production Grant Program    

$10,000,000

 

TOTAL    $126,900,000

Through these grant programs, HUD’s Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control promotes local efforts to eliminate dangerous lead hazards from lower income homes; stimulates private sector investment in lead hazard control; and educates the public about the dangers of lead-based paint.  A complete project-by-project summary of the programs awarded grants today can be found on HUD's website .

 Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Grant Programs

Even though lead-based paint was banned for residential use in 1978, HUD estimates that approximately 24 million homes still have significant lead-based paint hazards today.  Lead-contaminated dust is the primary cause of lead exposure and can lead to a variety of health problems in young children, including reduced IQ, learning disabilities, developmental delays, reduced height, and impaired hearing.  At higher levels, lead can damage a child's kidneys and central nervous system and cause anemia, coma, convulsions and even death.

The funding announced today includes more than $114 million to cities, counties and states to eliminate dangerous lead paint hazards in thousands of privately-owned, low-income housing units.  These funds are provided through HUD’s Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control and Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration grant programs.  To expand the reach of HUD’s Lead Hazard Control Program, more than $13 million of this funding will support new grantees.  HUD is also providing nearly $2.3 million to help communities transform their lead hazard control programs to address multiple housing-related hazards.  Finally, HUD will award $10 million in Healthy Homes Production grant funds to address housing-related health hazards, such as accidental injury, mold and moisture, and carbon monoxide poisoning, through direct improvements that affect the health of children and elderly adults. 

             The following is a state-by-state breakdown of the funding announced today: 

State

Grantee

Program*

Amount

Arizona

Sonora Environmental Research Institute

HHP

$999,550

California

City of Los Angeles

LHRD

$4,500,000

 

City of San Diego Housing Commission

LBPHC

$3,100,000

 

City of San Diego Housing Commission

HHP

$1,000,000

Colorado

City and County of Denver

LBPHC

$2,026,698

Connecticut

City of Bridgeport

LBPHC

$3,099,996

 

City of Hartford

LHRD

$4,496,236

 

City of New London

HHP

$200,482

District of Columbia

Rebuilding Together, Inc

HHP

$1,000,000

Georgia

Center for Working Families, Inc

HHP

$800,000

 

City of Atlanta Dept. of Planning

LBPHC

$2,100,000

 

Georgia Dept. of Community Health

LBPHC

$2,100,000

Illinois

St. Clair County

LBPHC

$1,587,581

Iowa

City of Dubuque

LBPHC

$3,099,948

 

City of Dubuque

HHP

$999,973

Kansas

Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment

LBPHC

$3,100,000

Massachusetts

City of Brockton

LBPHC

$2,100,000

 

City of Lawrence

LBPHC

$3,100,000

 

City of Somerville

LHRD

$1,876,179

Michigan

Saginaw County

LBPHC

$3,100,000

 

Southeastern Michigan Health Assoc.

HHP

$999,995

Minnesota

City of Duluth

LBPHC

$1,144,684

 

Minnesota Dept. of Health

LBPHC

$1,742,698

Missouri

St. Louis County

LBPHC

$2,406,067

Nebraska

City of Omaha

LBPHC

$2,100,000

New Hampshire

City of Manchester

LHRD

$3,967,678

New Jersey

City of Newark

HHP

$1,000,000

 

City of Newark

LHRD

$4,500,000

New York

Broome County Health Dept.

LBPHC

$2,100,000

 

Westchester County

LBPHC

$1,749,639

 

City of New York Dept. of Housing and Preservation and Development

LHRD

$4,500,000

 

Onondaga County

LBPHC

$3,100,000

 

City of Schenectady

LHRD

$3,212,641

 

City of Syracuse

LHRD

$2,947,266

North Carolina

City of Greensboro

LBPHC

$3,100,000

 

State of North Carolina

LBPHC

$2,596,543

Ohio

City of Cincinnati

LHRD

$4,500,000

 

Cuyahoga County Board of Health

LHRD

$4,500,000

 

Erie County

LBPHC

$3,100,000

 

City of Lorain

LBPHC

$2,100,000

 

Mahoning County

LBPHC

$3,100,000

 

Ohio Health Dept.

LBPHC

$2,100,000

Oregon

City of Portland

HHP

$1,000,000

Pennsylvania

Harrisburg

LBPHC

$2,206,487

 

City of Philadelphia Dept. of Public Health

HHP

$1,000,000

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation

LBPHC

$3,100,000

       

Tennessee

Tennessee Dept. of Environmental and Conservation

LHRD

$4,500,000

Vermont

Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

LBPHC

$3,100,000

Wisconsin

City of Milwaukee Health Dept.

LHRD

$4,500,000

 

City of Sheboygan

LBPHC

$1,528,296

 

Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services

HHP

$1,000,000

*Grant program abbreviations are as follows:

                 HHP - Healthy Homes Production
                 LBPHC - Lead Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program (includes Healthy Homes Initiative supplemental funding, as applicable)
                 LHRD - Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program

 NOTE: Complete individual project summaries are below and available as .PDF on HUD’s website.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
COMPLETE INDIVIDUAL PROJECT SUMMARIES

PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS
Lead Hazard Control Grant Programs

CALIFORNIA

The San Diego Housing Commission, CA will receive $3,000,000 in Lead Hazard Control funds
and $100,000 in additional funds to promote healthy homes initiatives to significantly reduce lead
hazards in low-income housing units and begin to integrate healthy homes principals into their
existing lead programs. The San Diego Housing Commission will evaluate 250 homes for lead-
based paint hazards, eliminate lead hazards in 200 homes, conduct outreach and education at 13
community events, and provide training to 150 individuals. The City of San Diego will partner with
Environmental Health Coalition, County of San Diego CLPPP, Southeast Redevelopment Corp.,
urban Corps-San Diego County, La Maestra Community Health Center, and the American Lung
Association in this program. Contact: Lyle Knudson, Sr. Program Analyst (Program Manager),
(619) 578-7521 or email lyle [at] sdhc [dot] org.

COLORADO

The City and County of Denver, CO will receive $2,026,698 in Lead Hazard Control and healthy
homes initiative funding to promote healthy homes initiatives to undertake a comprehensive
program to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in eligible privately owned rental or
owner-occupied housing in identified high risk communities with substantial number of identified
and potentially lead-exposed children. The City and County of Denver will evaluate lead hazards in
120 homes, conduct outreach and education for 2500 people, and provide training to 2500
individuals. The City and County of Denver will partner with the Northeast Denver Housing
Center, the Community Housing Development organization and Community Development
Associate in this program. Contact: Christopher Smith, Housing Program Manager, 720-913-1567
or email christopher [dot] smith [at] denvergov [dot] org

CONNECTICUT

The City of Bridgeport, CT will receive $3,099,996 in Lead Hazard Control and healthy homes
initiative funding to promote healthy homes initiatives to reduce hazards for children with a blood
lead level of 10μg/dl or above which will trigger a custom plan for 210 units using interim or
standard treatment measures. In 30 of the units, property owners will be given training, work
plans, and incentives to remediate the lead hazards themselves. This “Rebate Program” will
create an educated cadre of homeowners to sustain the ideals of the Program for years to come.
The City of Bridgeport will partner with Bridgeport Parent Center; United Illuminating; The
Workplace Inc.; Action for Bridgeport Community Development; Greater Bridgeport
Community Enterprises, Inc.; Bridgeport Health Department‟s Childhood Lead Prevention
Program and the Bridgeport Fire Department. Contact: Renu Gupta, Central Grants and
Community Development on 203-576-7732 or email Renu [dot] Gupta [at] bridgeportct [dot] gov.

GEORGIA

The City of Atlanta Department of Planning and Community Development’s Office of
Housing, GA will receive $2,000,000 in Lead Hazard Control funds and $100,000 in additional
funds to promote healthy homes initiatives to perform lead hazard control work to make units lead
safe throughout the target area and reduce lead hazards and provide healthy homes interventions in
150 units. The City of Atlanta will evaluate 175 units for leads hazards, eliminate lead hazards in
150 homes and provide training to 40 individuals for lead certification and green jobs. The City of
Atlanta will partner with the Center for Working Families, Senior Connections, Fulton County
Health Dept., and the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning, South Face, City of Atlanta
Office of Housing, Georgia Dept. of Community Health, Emmaus House, and Pittsburgh
Community Improvement Association in this program. Contact: Evelyn Nu‟Man, Director Office
of Housing, 404-330-6390 or email ENUMAN [at] ATLANTAGA [dot] GOV

The Georgia Department of Community Health, Atlanta, GA will receive $2,100,000 in Lead
Hazard Control and healthy homes initiative funds to undertake a comprehensive program to
identify and control lead-based paint hazards in eligible privately owned rental or owner-occupied
housing in identified high risk communities with substantial number of identified and potentially
lead-exposed children. The Georgia Department of Community Health will evaluate 180 homes for
lead hazards, eliminate lead hazards in 120 homes, conduct 12 outreach and education events
reaching out to 5,000 people, and provide training to 40 individuals. The Georgia Department of
Community Health will partner with Georgia Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, City
of Savannah Department of Housing, Community Housing Services Agency, Inc., Georgia
Environmental Protection Division, Savannah State University, and Harambee House in this
program. Contact: Forrest Staley, GACLPPP Program Director (Grant‟s Proposed Program
Manager), 404-656-2459 or email flstaley [at] dhr [dot] state [dot] ga [dot] us.

ILLINOIS

The County of St. Clair, IL will receive $1,587,581 in Lead Hazard Control funding to assess
and remediate lead based paint hazard in treat 120 homes. The County will partner with the
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to engage in community education, marketing,
outreach and recruitment for this project. Contact: Vince Kwiatkowski, Manager Community
Development Division, 618-825-3212 or email vincek [at] co [dot] st-clair [dot] il [dot] us

IOWA

The City of Dubuque, IA Department of Community Development will receive $3,099,948 in
Lead Hazard Control and healthy homes initiative funds to perform lead hazard control work to
reduce the number of lead poisoned children throughout the target area through evaluation of 255
units for leads hazards and eliminating lead hazards in 185 homes. The City will provide training to
70 individuals for lead certification. The City of Dubuque will partner with Washington
Neighborhood Development Corp., VNA, Housing and Community Development Dept. Dubuque
Food Pantry, Operation New View, HEART Program and Key Line Bus Service in this program.
Contact: David Harris, Department Manager, 563-589-4239 or email dharris [at] cityofdubuque [dot] org.

KANSAS
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Topeka, KS will receive $3,100,000 in
Lead Hazard Control and healthy homes initiative funds to eliminate childhood lead poisoning and
safeguard the health of Kansas families by supporting healthy housing initiatives. The State will
evaluate 300 homes for lead and healthy homes hazards, eliminate lead and healthy homes hazards
in 280 homes, conduct 90 outreach and education events, and provide training to 500 individuals.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment will partner with the City of Wichita Housing
and Community Services Department, the City of Topeka Housing Services, Wyandotte County
Unified Government, Community Housing Services Wichita, Green Initiatives of Kansas, and St.
Marks Methodist Church in this program. Contact: Shannon Steinbauer, Program Director, 785-
256-3229 or email Steinbauer [at] kdheks [dot] gov.

MASSACHUSETTS

The City of Brockton, MA will receive $2,000,000 in Lead Hazard Control funds and $100,000 in
additional funds to promote Healthy Homes Program, totaling $2,100,000 funds to eliminate lead
based paint hazards and to promote healthy homes initiatives. The funds are to create lead safe
housing for the residents of Brockton and its contiguous towns. This request includes healthy
homes funding to train lead, weatherization and healthy homes program staff as Healthy Housing
specialists and to develop a "one touch" approach to home inspections. The City will evaluate
125 for lead hazards; eliminate lead hazards in 125 homes, conduct outreach and education 300
events, and train 90 individuals. The City will partner with the state Childhood Lead Poisoning
Prevention Program and Self Help, Inc. in this program. Contact: Carol Murray, Director of
Planning, 508-588-4049 or email carolm [at] selfhelpinc [dot] org.

The City of Lawrence, MA will receive $3,000,000 in Lead Hazard Control funds and $100,000 in
additional funds to promote healthy homes initiative, totaling $3,100,000 funds to eliminate lead
based paint hazards and to promote a healthy homes program. The City will evaluate 200 homes for
lead-based paint hazards, eliminate lead hazards in 200 homes and concurrently address other
housing related hazards in 50 unit, conduct outreach and education for 48 events, reaching 10,000
people, and provide training to 120 individuals. The City will partner with Greater Lawrence
Community Action Council, Inc., Lawrence General Hospital, Institute for Environmental
Education, Lawrence Housing Authority, Youth Build, Department of Public Healthy/CLPPP and
Mass Housing in this program. Contact: Stephen D. Vega, Director, 978-620-3523 or email
steve_vega [at] msn [dot] com.

MICHIGAN

Saginaw County, Saginaw, MI will receive $3,000,000 in Lead Hazard Control funds and
$100,000 in additional funds to promote Healthy Homes Program, totaling $3,100,000 funds to
eliminate lead based paint hazards and promote a Healthy Homes Program to produce at least 240
units of lead safe housing within the City of Saginaw with integrated green and healthy home,
weatherization, energy efficiency and general rehab services. Saginaw County will evaluate 300
for lead and healthy homes hazards, conduct outreach and education to at least 5,063 individuals
through a combination of community events (100), and provide training to 125 individuals.
Saginaw County will partner with First Ward Community Center (FWCC); Michigan State
University Extension (MSUE) and other county and local governmental agencies, parent groups,
grassroots organizations, faith-based initiatives, community development corporations, minority
small business owners and for-profit corporations in this program. Contact: Bryant J. Wilke,
Environmental Health Services Director, (989) 758-3684 or email bwilke [at] saginawcounty [dot] com.

MINNESOTA

The City of Duluth, MN will receive $1,144,684 in Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control funds to
significantly reduce lead and other health and safety hazard in low-income homes with children less
than six years of age. The City of Duluth will conduct 80 lead-based paint assessments, complete 70
lead hazard reduction projects (24 of which will be Healthy Home “comprehensive” rehabs), 70
clearance inspections, and 4 Lead-Safe Work Practices trainings for 100 persons. The Healthy
Homes initiative will provide 50 home visits for family education, and the coordination of resources
and integration of Healthy Home practices into existing rehab programs. The City of Duluth will
partner with Duluth Housing & Redevelopment Authority (HRA) and the American Lung
Association in this program. Contact: Keith A. Hamre, Community Development Manager, (218)
730-5480 or email khamre [at] duluthmn [dot] gov.

The Minnesota Department of Health Office of Environmental Health, St. Paul, MN will
receive $1,742,698 in Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Initiative funds to assess 150
homes for lead based paint hazards and remediate lead hazards in 129 units throughout the target
area and reduce lead hazards. Additionally, the applicant will provide healthy homes interventions
in 120 units for the healthy homes initiative. Additionally, training will be provided to 50
individuals in the NHCC Essential Training Course. The Minnesota Health Dept. will partner with
Small Cities Development program, Department of Employment and Economic Development,
Sustainable resource center, lead training course organizations, Center for Disease Control and
Regional Health Plans. Contact: Daniel Taylor, HUD Grant Manager, 651-201-4847 or email
Daniel [dot] Taylor [at] state [dot] mn [dot] us.

MISSOURI

St. Louis County, Clayton, MO will receive $2,406,067 in Lead Hazard Control Grant Program
funds to continue its effort to provide an effective program for the residents of the County. The
County will evaluate 200 for lead hazards, eliminate lead hazards in 288 homes, conduct outreach
and education for 10,000 residents and 792 families, and provide 60 training scholarships for
residents. Saint Louis County will partner with St. Louis County Department of Health, Urban
League of Metropolitan of St. Louis, Beyond Housing, Catholic Charities Arch Diocese of St.
Louis, Community Action Agency of St. Louis County, Housing Authority of St. Louis County, and
St. Louis University- School of Public Health in this program. Contact: Jim Holtzman, Community
Development Director, 314-615-4414 or email jholtzman [at] stlouisco [dot] com.

NEBRASKA

The City of Omaha, NE will receive $2,100,000 in Lead Based Paint Hazard Control and Healthy
Homes Initiative funds. The City of Omaha will continues its efforts to provide an effective grant
program for the at risk residents of the City. The City will evaluate 140 for lead hazards, eliminate
lead hazards in 134 homes, conduct outreach and education for 22 events, and provide training to 45
individuals. The City will partner with Douglas County Health Department, University of
Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Omaha Healthy Kids, Weatherization Trust, and Metro Community
College in this program. Contact: David Thomas, City Planner, 402-444-6829 or email
david [dot] thomas [at] ci [dot] omaha [dot] ne [dot] us.

NEW YORK

The Broome County Health Department, Binghamton, NY will receive $2,100,000 in Lead
Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Initiative funds to assist with the prevention of childhood lead
poisoning and the control of lead hazards in low-income housing in Broome County. The County
will evaluate 140 homes for lead hazards and healthy homes eliminate lead hazards in 100 homes
conduct 45 outreach events and education for 225 people and provide training to 288 individuals.
The Broome County Health Department will partner with Tioga Opportunities, Broome County
Urban League, Mothers & Babies Prenatal Network, Family & Children‟s Society, Southern Tier
Independence Center and American Civic Association in this program. Contact: Sarah Walker,
Public Health Educator, LPP Program Coordinator, (607) 778-2809 or email
swalker [at] co [dot] broome [dot] ny [dot] us.

The County of Westchester, White Plains, NY will receive $1,749,639 in Lead Hazard Control
Grant funds to continue providing services to reduce lead-based paint hazards throughout the
County and implement a new marketing campaign with additional activities to attract more
property owners. The County will evaluate 230 homes for lead hazards, eliminate lead hazards in
215 homes, conduct outreach and education for 5 events, and provide training to 50 individuals.
The County of Westchester will partner with AHOME, Housing Action Council, Human
Development Services of Westchester, Preservation Company & Community Development and
County of Westchester-Department of Health in this program. Contact: Norma V. Drummond,
Deputy Commissioner, 919-995-2427 or email Nvvl [at] westchestergov [dot] com

Onondaga County, Syracuse, NY will receive $3,100,000 in Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control
and supplemental Healthy Homes initiative funding. These funds will be used for education and
outreach, reduce lead based paint hazards in 175 units within the 36-month grant period. The
County will evaluate 220 homes for lead hazards, conduct outreach and education for 40,000
people, and provide training to 60 individuals. Onondaga County will partner with: P.E.A.C.E.
Inc., InterFaith Works, and Central/Eastern NY Lead Poisoning Resource Center in this program.
Contact: Nina Andon-McLane 315-435-3794 or email NinaAndon-Mclane [at] ongov [dot] net.

NORTH CAROLINA

The State of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC will receive $2,596,543 in Lead Hazard Control and
healthy homes initiative funds to carry out a lead hazard control program on private housing
involving low to very-low-income families with children under the age of six years. The State of
North Carolina will evaluate 200 units for lead hazards, and eliminate or control the hazards in 146
units, conduct outreach and education for 82 events, and provide training to 105 individuals. The
State will collaborate with The Cites of Durham, Wilmington, Goldsboro, the Forsyth County
Housing Department, Forsyth Department of Public Health, the Craven Health Department, the
Land of sky Regional Council, the Durham Affordable Housing Coalition and others in this
program. Contact: Ed Norman, Program Supervisor Children‟s Environmental Health. (919)
715-3293 or email ed [dot] norman [at] ncdenr [dot] gov.

The City of Greensboro, NC will receive $3,100,000 in Lead Hazard Control and healthy homes
initiative funds to continue lead remediation and education. The City of Greensboro Housing and
Community development will evaluate and eliminate hazards in 205 homes including 86 units for
healthy homes initiatives conduct outreach and education for an estimated 63,120 individuals and
conduct 18 training sessions. The City of Greensboro will partner with Guilford County
Department of Public Health, Greensboro Housing Coalition, and the Center for New North
Carolinians and North Carolina A&T State University in this program. Contact: Mildred H. Powell,
Lead-Safe Housing Program Administrator, 336-373-3624 or email mildred.powell@greensboro-
nc.gov.

OHIO

Erie County, Sandusky, OH will receive $3,100,000 in lead hazard control and healthy homes
initiative funds to continue their lead-based paint hazard control program and expand their
healthy housing program. County will combine this program with their Community Housing
Improvement Program (CHIP) housing grant and Erie County General Health District programs.
Erie County will provide funding for direct reduction of lead hazards in 210 homes. Contact:
Patricia A. Lines, Program Manager, 440-479-0094 or email plines [at] lines-assoc [dot] com.

The City of Lorain, OH will receive $2,100,000 in Lead Hazard Control and healthy homes
initiative funds to mitigate lead hazards in 120 privately owned housing and expand their healthy
housing program. LCD will partner with the City of Elyria Community Development
Department, Lorain County Health District, City of Lorain Health District and City of Elyria
Health District. Contact: Patricia A. Lines, Financial Manager, 440-479-0094 or email
plines [at] lines-assoc [dot] com.

Mahoning County, Youngstown, OH will receive $3,100,000 in Lead Hazard Control and healthy
homes initiative funds to evaluate 226 homes for lead hazards and 20 homes for healthy homes
hazards, eliminate lead hazards in 195 units, conduct 35 outreach and education events, and provide
training to 120 individuals. Mahoning County will partner with ACTION, Applied Systems,
Community Housing Investment Program, Home Builders Association, Inter-Denominational
Ministerial Alliance, Mahoning Columbiana Training Association, Mahoning County District
Board of Health, Mahoning County Jobs and Family Services, Mahoning Valley Real Estate
Investment Association, Mahoning-Youngstown Community Action Partnership, Municipal Court
of Youngstown, Organizacion Civica y Cultural Hispana Americana, St. Elizabeth
Hospital/Humility of Mary, Trumball County Lead Task Force, United Methodist Community
Center, Warren Community Development Agency, Youngstown CHOICE Homes, Youngstown
City Health District, Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors, Youngstown Community
Development Agency, Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority, Youngstown Neighborhood
Development Corporation and YouthBuild Mahoning County in this program. Contact: Phillip
Puryear, Program Director, 330-740-2124 or email ppuryear [at] mahoningcountyoh [dot] gov.

The State of Ohio Health Department, Columbus, OH will receive $2,100,000 in Lead Hazard
Control and healthy homes initiative funds to identify and reduce lead-based paint hazards in low-
to-moderate income housing in 36 targeted communities throughout the State of Ohio. The State
will evaluate 400 homes for lead hazards, eliminate lead hazards in 200 homes, 150 of these homes
will receive healthy homes interventions including weatherization, conduct outreach and education
for 2700 people at 108 events, and provide training to 259 individuals. The State of Ohio Health
Department will partner with Ohio Department of Development OHTF, Ohio Financing Agency,
Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies, Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development
and Help End Lead Poisoning Coalition in this program. Contact: Pamela Blais, Sanitarian
Program Administrator 1-641-728-3105 or email pam [dot] blais [at] odh [dot] ohio [dot] gov.

PENNSYLVANIA

The City of Harrisburg, PA will receive $2,206,487 in Lead Hazard Control funds to address lead
paint hazards in low-moderate income households with a priority of addressing those dwellings with
children with elevated blood lead levels. The City of Harrisburg will evaluate 150 for lead hazards,
eliminate lead hazards in 140, conduct outreach and education for 1260 people, and provide training
to 27 individuals. The City will partner with Pinnacle Health, Tri County Housing Development
Corp, Harrisburg Redevelopment Authority, Community Action Commission, YWCA of Greater
Harrisburg, Capital Area Headstart, and Harrisburg Housing Authority in this program. Contact:
Jack A. Robinson, Department Director, 717-255-6636 or email jarobinson [at] cityofhbg [dot] com.

RHODE ISLAND

The Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation, Providence, RI will receive
$3,100,000 in Lead Hazard Control and healthy homes initiative funds to eliminating childhood
lead poisoning and to incorporate healthy homes principles in remediation activities through
Healthy Homes Interventions. The State will evaluate 260 homes for lead hazards, eliminate lead
hazards in 233 homes, conduct outreach and education for 1425 people, and provide training to 327
individuals. The Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation will partner with
Department of Health, Community College of Rhode Island, Building Futures, West Bay
Community Action, Inc., Blackstone Valley Community Action, East Bay Community Action
and Childhood Lead Action Project (CLAP) in this program. Contact: Carol Ventura, Director
of Development, (401) 457-1129 or email cventura [at] rhodeislandhousing [dot] org

VERMONT

The Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, Montpelier, VT will receive $3,100,000 in
Lead Hazard Control and healthy homes initiative funds to continue the State of Vermont‟s highly
successful, statewide lead-based paint hazard control activities as well as the promotion and
development of a healthy homes initiative. The Vermont Housing and Conservation Board will
evaluate 250 homes for lead hazards, eliminate lead hazards in 230 homes, conduct outreach and
education for 120 events to reach an estimated 20,000 people, and provide training to an estimated
350 individuals. The Vermont Housing and Conservation Board will partner with the Vermont
Department of Health, Vermont Lead Safety Project, the CVCAC - Weatherization Program and the
Lead Safe Homes / Parks Place Community Center in this program. Contact: Ron Rupp, Lead
Program Director 802-828-2912 or email ron [at] vhcb [dot] org.

WISCONSIN

The City of Sheboygan, WI will receive $1,528,296 in Lead Hazard Control funds to reduce lead-
based paint hazards in low to moderate-income housing and provide outreach/education and training
to residents of targeted communities. The City of Sheboygan will evaluate 110 for lead-based paint
hazards, eliminate lead hazards in 90 homes conduct outreach and education for 75
outreach/education events, and provide training to 70 individuals. The City will partner with
Sheboygan County Division of Public Health, Sheboygan Housing Authority, Hispanic Latino Task
Force and Hmong Mutual Assistance Association in this program. Contact: Chad Pelishek,
Economic Development Manager, 920-459-3383 or email cpelishek [at] ci [dot] sheboygan [dot] wi [dot] us.

                                    PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS
                            Healthy Homes Production Grant Programs

ARIZONA

The Sonora Environmental Research Institute, Tucson, AZ will receive $999,550 in Healthy
Homes Production Grant funds to evaluate 2000 households for health and safety hazards and
eliminate health and safety hazards in up to 1000 housing units, conduct outreach and education for
30 events to reach an estimated 12,000 persons, and provide training to 100 individuals. The
Sonora Environmental Research Institute will partner with City of Tucson Housing and
Community Development City of Tucson Fire Department Prevention Division, El Rio Community
Health Center, Primera Iglesia Bauista Kairos, Tucson Electric Power Company and Tucson Clean
and Beautiful, Inc. in this program. Contact: Ann Marie Wolf, President 520-321-9488 or email
aawolf [at] seriaz [dot] org.

CALIFORNIA

The San Diego Housing Commission, CA will receive $1,000,000 in Healthy Homes Production
grant funds to evaluate 250 homes for environmental hazards, eliminate healthy homes hazards in
200 homes, and provide training to 50 individuals. The San Diego Housing Commission will
partner with Environmental Health Coalition, City of San Diego Environmental Services, County of
San Diego CAPPP, San Diego Housing Commission Section 8, Workforce and Economic
Development, City of San Diego Redevelopment Agency, Southeast Development Corporation,
Campesinos Unidos, La Maestra Community Health Center, and American Lung Associations in
this program. Contact: Rick Vincent, Sr. Program Analyst, 619-578-7518 or email
rickv [at] sdhc [dot] org.

CONNECTICUT

The City of New London, CT will receive $200,482 in Healthy Homes Production Grant funds to
evaluate 200 homes for lead and healthy homes hazards, eliminate lead and other health hazards in
25 homes, provide comprehensive healthy homes remediation in an additional 50 homes, conduct
outreach and education for at least 50 events to reach at least 500 individuals and provide training to
at least 3 individuals in healthy housing assessment. The City of New London, CT will partner
with Ledge Light Health District. Contact: Cara H Pianka, Community Development/Lead
Coordinator, 860-437-6392 or email cpianka [at] ci [dot] new-london [dot] ct [dot] us.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

The Rebuilding Together, Inc, Washington, DC will receive $1,000,000 in Healthy Homes
Production Grant funds to provide a comprehensive, integrated approach to address all major health
and safety hazards. Rebuilding Together, Inc. will evaluate 300 homes and provide healthy homes
based on the „Seven Principles of a Healthy Home”. Rebuilding Together, Inc. will partner with
National Center for Healthy Housing, their Rebuilding Together partners in Ohio, Tampa Bay,
 Pittsburgh and Denver and AOTA. Contact: Gary Officer, President and CEO, 202-483-9063 or
email gofficer [at] rebuildingtogether [dot] org.

GEORGIA

The Center for Working Families, Inc., Atlanta, GA will receive $ 800,000 in Healthy Homes
Production Grant funds to evaluate 160 homes for lead and healthy homes hazards, provide
outreach for 50 events per year and provide training and certification to residents. The Center for
Working Families Inc. will partner with SNDSI, Pittsburgh Community Improvement Association,
Southface Energy Institute and Morehouse School of Medicine. Contact: David Jackson, President
and CEO, 404-223-3303 or email djackson [at] tcwfi [dot] org.

IOWA

The City of Dubuque, IA will receive $999,973 in Healthy Homes Production Grant funds to
identify and remediate housing-related health and safety hazards in 100 low-income housing
units throughout the neighborhoods of Dubuque. Contact: David Harris, Department Manager,
563-589-4239 or email dharris [at] cityofdubuque [dot] org.

MICHIGAN

The Southeastern Michigan Health Association, Detroit, MI will receive $999,995 in Healthy
Homes Production funds to evaluate 230 homes for healthy homes hazards, eliminate healthy
homes hazards in 180 homes, conduct outreach and education for 15,000 people, and provide
training to 210 individuals. Southeastern Michigan Health Association will partner with Wayne
State University - Center for Urban Studies, Michigan Public Health Institute, Michigan
Department of Community Health, Detroit Dept. of Health and Wellness Promotion, Wayne
County Prosecutor's Office, Children's Hospital Injury Prevention Team, Children's Hospital
Asthma Unit, Detroit Planning and Development Department, Detroit Buildings and Safety
Engineering Dept., Detroit Department of Human Services, The Kresge Foundation, The
Skillman Foundation, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Central Detroit Christian,
Young Detroit Builders, WARM, Loving Elementary School and North End Christian CDC in
this program. Contact: Mary Sue Schottenfels, Executive Director, ClearCorps, Detroit, 313-924-
4000 or email mss [at] clearcorpsdetroit [dot] org.

NEW JERSEY

The City of Newark, NJ will receive $1,000,000 in Healthy Homes Production Grant funds to
identify and remediate healthy homes hazards in 120 homes occupied by low-income families.
The City will mitigate asthma, refer children and families to other social service agencies, and
provide education on healthy homes through community outreach at 150 events reaching 1,500
individuals. Contact: L‟Tanya Williamson, Acting Director, 973-733-5310 or email
williamsonlt [at] ci [dot] newark [dot] nj [dot] us.

OREGON

The City of Portland, OR will receive $1,000,000 in Healthy Homes Production grant funds to
complete environmental assessments in 200 rental units, complete healthy home interventions in
175 rental units, and conduct outreach and education at 144 community events. The City of
Portland will partner with Multnomah County Health Department and REACH Community
Development in this program. Contact: Andrea L. Matthiessen, Program Manager, 503-823-2379
or email andrea [dot] matthiesse [at] portlandoregon [dot] gov.

PENNSYLVANIA

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health, PA will receive $1,000,000 in Healthy Homes
Production grant funds to target 150 households to prevent and correct significant health and
safety hazards and to provide a comprehensive green and healthy homes intervention among
Philadelphia‟s low income housing stock. PDPH will partner with the William Penn and
Wachovia Regional Foundations, the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning, Philadelphia
Gas Works, Saint Christopher‟s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia Electric Company, and
Natural Pest Control. This proposal provides critical resources as PDPH aligns and leverages
resources to transition its existing CLPPP to a comprehensive green and healthy homes model.
Contact: Donald Schwartz, Deputy Mayor for Health and Opportunity, 215-686-9009 or email
donald [dot] schwarz [at] phila [dot] gov.

WISCONSIN

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Madison, WI will receive $1,000,000 in Healthy
Homes Production grant funds to conduct healthy home assessments and interventions in 180
homes, complete major hazard remediation in 50 of the 180 homes, conduct outreach and education
at 50 community events, and provide training to 11 staff members. The Wisconsin Department of
Health Services will partner with University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Menominee Tribe, and
Project Home in this program. Contact: Margie Coons, 608-267-0473 or email
Marjorie [dot] coons [at] dhs [dot] wisconsin [dot] gov.

PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS

Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration

CALIFORNIA

The City of Los Angeles, CA will receive $4,500,000 in Lead Hazard Reduction Grant Program
funds to continue its efforts to provide a lead hazard reduction program. The City will assess and
remediate lead based paint hazards in 225 properties and provide training to 30 individuals. The
City of Los Angeles will partner with Healthy Homes Collaborative, Coalition for Economic
Survival, Esperanza Community Housing Corporation, LA Community Legal Center and
Educational, Pacoima Beautiful, Apartment Associations of Greater Los Angeles, Apartment
Association of CA Southern Cities in this program. Contact: Sally Richman, Senior Housing
Planning and Economic Analyst, 213-808-8653 or email sally [dot] richmean [at] lacity [dot] org.

CONNECTICUT

The City of Hartford, CT will receive $4,496,236 in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration funds
to assess 400 homes for lead based paint hazards and remediate the hazards in 305 units that house
low-to-moderate income families and provide lead safe work practice training to 70 individuals.
The City of Hartford will also conduct outreach and education for 2,500 people. The City of
Hartford will partner with Capital Workforce Partners, Boston Lead Company, LLC, Catholic
Charities, Family Life Education, Hartford Regional Lead Treatment Center, State of Connecticut
Department of Public Health ad Community Renewal Team in this program. Contact: Raul Pino,
Assistant Director of Health, 860-757-4744 or email pinor [at] hartford [dot] gov.

MASSACHUSETTS

The City of Somerville, MA will receive $1,876,179 to abate lead hazards in 120 units with a
total of 2,400 children protected from lead based paint hazards. Contact: Joseph Curtatone,
Department Manager, 617-625-6600 or email jcurtatone [at] somervillema [dot] gov.
NEW HAMPSHIRE

The City of Manchester, NH will receive $3,967,678 of federal funds for Lead Hazard
Reduction Demonstration Program to assess and remediate lead based paint hazard in 250 units.
The City will provide training for more than 280 individuals. Partners include the City of
Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen, Planning Department (Community Improvement
Program and Building Regulations Division) and Health Department. State Offices; NH Dept. of
Health and Human Services Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program; NH
Housing Finance Authority; Manchester Community Resource Center; the Way Home
Community Groups; Greater Manchester Partners Against Lead Poisoning; Manchester Partners
for Safe and Healthy Homes. Contact: Todd Fleming, Senior Planner at 603-624-6450 ext. 5717
or email tfleming [at] manchesternh [dot] gov.

NEW JERSEY

The City of Newark, NJ will receive $ 4,500,000 in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration funds
to assess lead based paint hazards in 500 homes and remediate the identified hazards in 250 homes
occupied by low-income families that were built before 1940. Contact: L'Tanya Williamson,
Acting Director 973-733-5310 or email williamsonlt [at] ci [dot] newark [dot] nj [dot] us.

NEW YORK

The New York Department of Housing and Preservation Development, New York, NY will
receive $4,500,000 in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration funds to reduce lead hazards in three
of the City‟s most at-risk neighborhoods in the boroughs of Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens. The
New York City HPD will evaluate 450 homes for lead hazards, eliminate lead hazards in 300
homes, conduct outreach and education for 300 events, and provide training to 100 individuals. The
New York HPD will also partner with Brooklyn Housing and Family Services and Belmont Arthur
Avenue, LDC in this program. Contact: Thomas O'Hagan, Program Director, 212-863-6389 or
email toh [at] hpd [dot] nyc [dot] gov.

The City of Schenectady, NY will receive $3,212,641 in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration
Grant funds to conduct education and outreach activities to create an awareness of lead hazard
control and lead poisoning prevention. The City will evaluate 250 homes for lead hazards,
eliminate lead hazards in 225 homes, conduct outreach and education for 2,000 people, and provide
training to 30 individuals. The City of Schenectady will partner with Schenectady County Public
Health Services, Ellis Hospital‟s Family Health/Pediatric Center, New York State Department of
Health, ATC Associates, and Community Land Trust of Schenectady, Better Neighborhoods, Inc.
and Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County in this program. Contact: Elonda D. Mackey,
Program Manager, 518-382-5058 or email emackey [at] schenectadyny [dot] gov.

The City of Syracuse, NY will receive $2,947,266 in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration funds
to perform lead remediation in 300 units, to provide lead poisoning education through 118 events
and to disseminate educational materials to over 36,000 residents. Lead safe work practices
training will be provided to 100 individuals. The City of Syracuse will also partner with Home
HeadQuarters, Empire Housing and Development Corporation, and the Syracuse Model
Neighborhood Corporation in this effort. Contact: Betsy Mokrzycki, Syracuse Lead Program
Manager, 315-448-8710 or email bmokrzycki [at] ci [dot] syracuse [dot] ny [dot] us.

OHIO

The City of Cincinnati, OH will receive $4,500,000 in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration
funds to assess 350 homes for lead based paint hazards and reduce the hazards in 325 units in low-
income properties. Additionally, a total of 5 contractors and 15 workers will be trained and
licensed in lead abatement, with preference given to Section 3 individuals and over 100 outreach
events will be held. The City of Cincinnati will partner with the City of Cincinnati‟s Department
of Community Development and Planning, the City Department of Buildings and Inspections,
Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority, University of Cincinnati EPA-RRP Certification
Program, Regional Computer Center, and the Hamilton County Lead Collaborative, City of
Cincinnati Health Centers, Children‟s Hospital Medical Center, local WIC offices, local
hospitals (Maternity Wards for educating new moms on lead hazards in homes), SONA
(Southwest Ohio Nurses Association), Hamilton County Public Health, Lighthouse Youth
Services, Help Me Grow, Santa Maria Services & Su Casa Centers (Hispanic community
outreach), Cincinnati Community Action Agency Head Start, Amerigroup Health Plan, Healthy
Mom‟s and Babes, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and Hamilton County Job and
Family Services. Contact: Milton Dohoney, City Manager, 513-352-6284 or email
milton [dot] dohoney [at] cincinnati-oh [dot] gov.

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Parma, OH will receive $4,500,000 in Lead Hazard
Reduction Demonstration funds to continue primary and secondary lead poisoning prevention
approaches throughout Cuyahoga County. Cuyahoga County will evaluate 380 homes for lead
hazards, eliminate lead hazards in 345, conducting outreach and education for 1145 people, and
provide training to 50 individuals. The Cuyahoga County Board of Health will partner with
Cleveland Department of Public Health, Cuyahoga County Department of Development,
Environmental Health Watch, and Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry in this program. Contact: John
Sobolewski, Supervisor, 216-201-2000 or email jsobo [at] ccbh [dot] net.

TENNESSEE

The State of Tennessee Department of Environmental & Conservation, Nashville, TN will
receive $4,500,000 in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant funds to perform lead hazard
reduction work and interim controls. The State of Tennessee will evaluate 242 units for leads
hazards, eliminate lead hazards in 242 homes and conduct outreach and education for 4,000 people,
and provide training to 593 individuals. The State of Tennessee will partner with Core
Development Services, Nashville Tech. Center, NES, 15 Ave. Baptist Community Development
Organization in this program. Contact: Adrianne White, Environmental Program Manager, 615-
532-0885 or email Adrianne [dot] white [at] tn [dot] gov.

WISCONSIN

The City of Milwaukee Health Department, WI will receive $4,500,000 in Lead Hazard Control
funds to undertake a comprehensive program to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in
eligible privately owned rental or owner-occupied housing in identified high risk communities with
a substantial number of identified and potentially lead-exposed children. The City of Milwaukee
Health Department will evaluate and eliminate lead hazards in 900 homes. The City of Milwaukee
Health Department will partner with Dominican Center for Women, 16th Street Community Health
Center, and the Sherman Park Community Association in this program. Contact: Lisa Marie
Acheson, Home Environmental Health Program Manager, 414-286-2388 or email
laches [at] milwaukee [dot] gov.
 

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HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov and espanol.hud.gov.

 

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How did we get in this lead poisoned mess in America?

How did we get in this lead poisoned mess in America?

Bottom line... corrupt and/or incompetent doctors and scientists!

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"Cleveland in Crisis - Lead Bug Comes To Town"

I will not attend, so the Big Media can have the scoop... "Cleveland in Crisis - Lead Bug Comes To Town"

Does more than bite... eats your brain out.

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Can anyone go to this meeting at CSU today 1:30pm?

 

Always Appreciative, "ANGELnWard14"

I'd love to see a video tape of it

I'd love to see a video tape of it if anyone can record it.

Perhaps HUD will put it online themselves?!?! It is a NATIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

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Small Business Investments...

Here is a good example of good community action on Lead Poison

Here is a good example of good community action on Lead Poisoning in Rhode Island - The STATE TOOK LEGAL ACTION - INDUSTRY WAS FORCED TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND PROVIDE FUNDING - BROWN UNIVERSITY DID SERIOUS RESEARCH - THE PUBLIC WAS INVOLVED AND INFORMED - THE RESULTS ARE EVEN REPORTED IN BUSINESS NEWS - Result: Lead poisoning maps in R.I. reveal huge disparities, guide cleanup - http://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2010/11/lead?printable

A selective scourge A higher incidence of lead poisoning (darker areas), using 1993-2005 data, correlated with lower income areas and communities with a preponderance of older, pre-1950 housing stock. Credit: Vivier et al. / Brown University

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