U.S. Rep Brian Fitzpatrick (R-1st dist.) recently announced that Bucks County will be awarded $1,563,106 in Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction grant program funding.
The grant will enable the county to address lead hazards in 200 housing units, providing safer homes for low and very low-income families with children, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The county will also collaborate with other medical and social service providers in these efforts.
These dollars are provided through HUD’s Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction Program to identify and clean up dangerous lead in low-income housing.
“We are committed to improving the lives of all families, especially children, by creating safer and healthier homes,” said HUD secretary Ben Carson. “One of HUD’s priorities is protecting families from lead-based paint and other health hazards. These grants will help states, tribes and local communities do precisely that.”