Get the Lead Out! Funding Renewed
Get the Lead Out! partners were notified on March 23, 2012 that the City of Grand Rapids has been awarded nearly $2.5 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to re-start the wildly successful Get the Lead Out! Home Repair program.
Since receiving intial funding in 2004, the City of Grand Rapids and Get the Lead Out! partners have used nearly $14 million in HUD funding to eliminate lead hazards in more than 1,100 homes. Funding was discontinued at the end of 2011. In January 2012, Get the Lead Out! partners sought renewal funding from HUD.
More specifically, the City of Grand Rapids will be awarded $2,300,000 in Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control grant program funding and $180,000 in healthy homes supplemental funding for the identification and reduction of lead and healthy homes hazards in 180 units. The City of Grand Rapids will partner with the Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan, LINC Community Revitalization, Kent County Health Department, and the Rental Property Owners Association for service delivery. The program is expected to re-start in late spring or early summer of 2012.
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