Maine is receiving almost $6 million to deal with lead-based paint hazards within the houses of low-income households.
The U.S. Division of Housing and City Growth introduced the grant this week. The company stated the work will tackle lead and well being hazards in 241 housing models, and also will carry out assessments in one other 200 houses.
Native and state businesses in Maine have acquired almost $40 million in federal housing funds over the past decade to deal with lead hazards, in accordance with HUD.
In line with knowledge from MaineHousing, the company has acquired almost $7 million from HUD since 2016 to deal with lead-based paint.
The authority stated that it’s served greater than 300 households, and remediated lead points at about 450 housing models, by the grants.
State knowledge from earlier this 12 months reported that charges of childhood lead poisoning had fallen by near 50% between 2010 to 2020.
4 years in the past, the legislature handed a regulation requiring lead testing for all one- and two-year-olds.
This story seems by a media partnership with Maine Public.
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