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Federal Funds Earmarked For Lead-based Paint Removal

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The City of San Antonio is getting some federal funding to help removed lead-based paint and other home health and safety hazards from 200 local homes.  The $3.4 million is coming from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Grants have been awarded to 15 local and state governments nationwide.

The grant funding announced Monday will reduce the number of lead-poisoned children and protect families by targeting health hazards in over 3,100 low-income homes with significant lead and/or other home health and safety hazards.

“As the leader in lead paint hazard control, HUD’s grant awards are one of our strongest efforts to prevent lead poisoning among children,” said HUD Secretary Julián Castro. “These awards will help clean up lead paint hazards in thousands of low-income homes across the nation, eliminating the sources of permanent health and behavioral problems that lead poisoning brings.”