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HUD To Improve The Safety And Health Of Homes Of Low-Income Families, Awards $6 Million

Receiving funds will reduce the risks from radon and several other hazards in homes for low-income families and thereby improving their safety.

March 16, 2023

Washington- Public Housing Agencies and a state housing authority were awarded nearly $6 Million to protect children and families from housing hazards like radon exposure and keep them safe.

Under its Radon Testing and Mitigation Demonstration grant program, HUD is awarding 10 grants to public housing agencies. The Public Housing Agencies are entrusted with the responsibility of testing the public housing units and taking measures to mitigate the risks. With this investment, around 6,500 people in low-income families will be protected from radon exposure.

Under the Healthy Homes and Weatherization Coordination Demonstration grant program, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is providing a grant to enhance the energy efficiency of 60 homes. These homes will be weatherized through the grantee’s Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program.

HUD’s Secretary, Marcia L. Fudge said, “I am pleased to announce that these grants will provide public housing agencies with the resources to reduce the radon exposure risk of over 6,500 individuals, families, and children”. Along with this, HUD is also investing in increasing energy efficiency to address the safety risks in homes.

HUD’s office director, Matthew Ammon thinks that HUD is ensuring safe and healthy homes for all by giving this grant and is committed to working with its partners and protecting residents from health hazards.

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Department of Housing and Urban Development. “HUD Awards $6 Million To Improve The Safety And Health Of Homes Of Low-Income Families”. HUD, March 16, 2023,
HUD Awards $6 Million to Improve the Safety and Health of Homes of Low-Income Families | / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

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