U.S. awards $105 million to remove hazards from low-income homes

A pedestrian passes the Department of Housing and Urban Developement at the start of the third day of a shut down of the federal government in Washington
FILE PHOTO: A pedestrian passes the Department of Housing and Urban Developement at the start of the third day of a shut down of the federal government in Washington, U.S., January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

January 12, 2022

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Biden administration on Wednesday awarded $105 million in grants to nonprofit groups and state and local governments in 29 states to protect children and families from home health hazards such as lead-based paint, mold and carbon monoxide.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development said the grants would help recipients identify and address health and safety hazards in some 7,400 homes of families with incomes at or below 80% of the area median income level.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)