HUD Awards $4.4 Million to Protect Families in Massachusetts From Home Hazards

BOSTON – In a continuous effort to keep families and their children safe from lead-based paint and other home health and safety hazards, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded more than $4.4 million in Massachusetts to the Cities of Brockton, Malden and Somerville.

The grant funding announced today will reduce the number of children with elevated blood lead levels, and protect families living in homes with significant lead and other home health and safety hazards. HUD’s Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant programs have a proven history of success, filling critical needs in communities where no other resources exist to address substandard housing that threatens the health of the most vulnerable residents. With HUD celebrating June’s National Healthy Homes Month, HUD Secretary Ben Carson said he wants to make lead paint hazard removal a top priority.

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