HUD Awards Nearly $105 Million to Protect Families from Home Health and Safety Hazards

HUD No. 22-004
HUD Public Affairs
(202) 708-0685
FOR RELEASE
Wednesday
January 12, 2022

HUD AWARDS NEARLY $105 MILLION TO PROTECT FAMILIES FROM HOME HEALTH AND SAFETY HAZARDS
Funding to make low-income families’ homes safer and healthier

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $104.7 million to 60 non-profit organizations, and state and local government agencies located in 29 states to protect children and families from home health hazards.

HUD is providing these grants through its Healthy Homes Production Grant Program which will help grantees identify health and safety hazards in low-income families’ homes. The grants will protect children and families with incomes at or below eighty percent of the area median income level by targeting significant lead and health hazards in over 7,400 low-income homes for which other resources are not available.

“By providing these grants, HUD makes it clear that ensuring healthy and safe homes for communities across our nation is a priority,” said Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “HUD is working every day to keep families safe from home health hazards like lead paint because for many Americans, their home is a primary determinate of their health, and that is why HUD is committed to protecting families from these hazards and to providing healthy and sustainable housing for all Americans.”

The grants announced today emphasize the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to solving the nation’s lead crisis. In December, HUD awarded nearly $13.2 million in grants to state and local government agencies in 3 states through its Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction (LBPHR) Grant Program to identify and clean up dangerous lead, and health and safety hazards in low-income families’ homes.

The Healthy Homes Production Grant Program takes a comprehensive approach to addressing multiple childhood diseases and injuries in the home by focusing on housing-related hazards in a coordinated fashion, rather than addressing a single hazard at a time. The program builds upon HUD’s successful Lead Hazard Control programs to expand the Department’s efforts to holistically address a variety of high-priority housing-based health and safety hazards, such as mold and moisture, poor indoor air quality, pests, carbon monoxide, injury and safety hazards, in addition to lead-based paint.

In the coming weeks, grantees will begin setting up and implementing their programs and will make applications available for families who are interested and eligible for their local Healthy Homes Program.

Below is a project-by-project breakdown of the funding announced today:

 

Grant Program

State

Organization Name

Total Units Proposed

Grant Amount

1

HHP

AK

Alaska Heat Smart

130

$1,999,999.74

2

HHP

AK

Cold Climate Housing Research Center

50

$1,000,000.00

3

HHP

AK

Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority

40

$2,000,000.00

4

HHP

AL

Alabama Department of Public Health

150

$2,000,000.00

5

HHP

AL

Community Service Programs of West Alabama, Inc.

100

$1,831,588.00

6

HHP

AL

West Anniston Foundation

150

$1,050,268.80

7

HHP

AZ

Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun

75

$1,035,558.00

8

HHP

CA

City of Pomona

217

$2,000,000.00

9

HHP

CO

International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology

200

$1,999,919.52

10

HHP

CT

City of New Haven

200

$2,000,000.00

11

HHP

CT

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

75

$2,000,000.00

12

HHP

DE

New Castle County

130

$2,000,000.00

13

HHP

FL

City of Tampa

90

$1,999,560.00

14

HHP

GA

Habitat for Humanity International, Inc.

200

$2,000,000.00

15

HHP

IA

County of Cerro Gordo

65

$1,306,240.00

16

HHP

IA

City of Dubuque

100

$2,000,000.00

17

HHP

IA

City of Sioux City

100

$1,503,643.00

18

HHP

IA

East Central Intergovernmental Association

110

$1,950,000.00

19

HHP

IA

Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa, dba EveryStep

135

$2,000,000.00

20

HHP

IL

City of Kankakee

285

$1,426,306.00

21

HHP

IL

City of Springfield

135

$2,000,000.00

22

HHP

IL

Metec

250

$2,000,000.00

23

HHP

IN

Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

104

$2,000,000.00

24

HHP

LA

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity

100

$1,694,522.56

25

HHP

MA

City of Malden Redevelopment Authority

95

$1,678,177.00

26

HHP

MA

Revitalize Community Development Corporation

70 

$1,400,164.00

27

HHP

MD

Enterprise Community Partners Columbia

50 

$2,000,000.00

28

HHP

MD

Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, Inc.

300

$2,000,000.00

29

HHP

MD

Maryland Rural Development Corporation

137

$1,175,563.00

30

HHP

MI

City of Detroit

150

$2,000,000.00

31

HHP

MI

City of Muskegon

135

$1,500,000.00

32

HHP

MI

Habitat for Humanity of Michigan, Inc

160

$2,000,000.00

33

HHP

MN

City of Minneapolis

120

$2,000,000.00

34

HHP

MN

Hennepin County

150

$2,000,000.00

35

HHP

MO

County of St. Louis

145

$1,798,124.95

36

HHP

MO

Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation

187 

$1,623,040.64

37

HHP

MS

City of Jackson

125

$1,581,981.13

38

HHP

NE

Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance

105

$1,961,547.00

39

HHP

NJ

Isles, Inc.

118

$1,176,164.81

40

HHP

NJ

Morris Habitat for Humanity

84 

$1,597,946.00

41

HHP

NY

Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation, Inc.

130

$2,000,000.00

42

HHP

NY

Home HeadQuarters, Inc.

150

$1,000,000.00

43

HHP

NY

Seneca Nation of Indians

80

$1,614,964.00

44

HHP

NY

Chautauqua County

80

$2,000,000.00

45

HHP

OH

City of Cleveland

310

$2,000,000.00

46

HHP

OH

City of Columbus, Department of Development, Housing Division

155

$2,000,000.00

47

HHP

OH

City of Lancaster

60

$1,000,000.00

48

HHP

OH

Erie County Health Department

78

$1,000,800.00

49

HHP

OH

Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

170

$2,000,000.00

50

HHP

OH

Rebuilding Together Northeast Ohio

150

$1,471,023.89

51

HHP

OK

Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma

130

$1,718,725.00

52

HHP

PA

City of Bethlehem

200

$1,814,947.00

53

HHP

PA

Lancaster General Hospital

150

$1,999,155.06

54

HHP

PA

Women for a Healthy Environment

130

$1,854,450.00

55

HHP

SC

South Carolina Association of Community Action Partnerships

107

$2,000,000.00

56

HHP

TX

City of Houston

120

$2,000,000.00

57

HHP

UT

Salt Lake County

130

$2,000,000.00

58

HHP

VA

City of Roanoke

125

$2,000,000.00

59

HHP

VA

Elderhomes Corp dba project:HOMES

90

$1,419,374.00

60

HHP

VA

Rebuilding Together DC Alexandria

120

$1,601,000.00
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