HUD Announces Nearly $70 Million in Grants to Protect Families from Home Health and Safety Hazards

By klrw460 April 9, 2024

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has recently declared the distribution of nearly $70 million in grants nationwide. These funds aim to revitalize communities by repairing aging housing, maintaining affordable housing options, and enhancing the wellbeing of families and children within these areas. Additional funding will support research into residential health hazards to improve home maintenance strategies and ensure resident safety.

In alignment with National Healthy Homes Month and its commitment to building resilient communities, HUD’s Acting Secretary, Adrianne Todman, emphasized the importance of housing. She stated, “Housing forms the base of our lives, growth, and prosperity. Ensuring access to healthy, affordable housing remains a top priority for this Department. This month, we reaffirm our dedication to safeguarding families and children and backing community and research initiatives that promote healthy living environments.”

The grants released include allocations through several programs such as the Healthy Homes Production Grant Program, the Healthy Homes and Weatherization Cooperation Demonstration Grant Program, and the Older Adult Home Modification Grant Program, among others.

Matthew Ammon, Director of HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, remarked, “Housing is as vital as healthcare, and these grants further our mission to provide secure and healthy homes for everyone.”

These grants also support HUD’s strategic goal of bolstering environmental justice by minimizing health risks and environmental hazards, particularly for low-income and disadvantaged groups. Details of these initiatives can be found in the HUD Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2022-2026 on HUD’s website.

A detailed state-by-state listing of today’s grant allocations is also available, illustrating the diverse range of programs and recipient organizations across the nation. From lead hazard reduction to home modifications for older adults, these grants encompass a broad spectrum of efforts to create safer, healthier living spaces across the United States.

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