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HUD To Award $5 Million For Hazards To Palm Beach County Housing Authority

HUD not only wants to provide low-income people with decent and affordable housing but also a healthy home. 

 

September 12, 2023

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded nearly $5 Million to the Palm Beach housing authority to address housing-related hazards. With 54 under housing-related hazards and 20 under lead-based paint hazards, the federal agency has awarded $157 Million in grants. 

The amount received by Palm Beach County is $4864, 234. The only other area in the state that got funds was Fort Myers i.e. $1,672,000 for health hazards. 

The Palm Beach County Housing Authority oversees various developments including Dyson Circle Apartment, Marshall Heights Apartments, Banyan Club Apartments, Quiet Waters, Westgate Plaza, South Bay Villas, Covenant Villas, and New South Bay Villas, located in areas like West Palm Beach, South Bay, and Belle Glade. Specific locations for these developments were not detailed.

HUD’s Secretary Marcia L. Fudge said, “American families deserve a safe and healthy place to call home. However, in many older homes, lead-based paint can be a serious threat to the health and well-being of children. This funding effort will help us identify homes where occupants are at risk of lead exposure and other health hazards, and build on our promise of a healthier, stronger country.”

HUD’s mission is not only to provide a safe and affordable home to everyone but also a healthy home. With the help of these grants, all the health-related and lead-based paint hazards will be removed. 

Consequently, Palm Beach County opened its doors to provide affordable housing to low-income families via rental assistance programs such as housing choice vouchers and public housing programs.

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Cone Allen. “Palm Beach County Housing Authority awarded nearly $5 million for hazards”. WPTV, September 11, 2023, 

Palm Beach County Housing Authority awarded nearly $5 million for hazards (wptv.com)

 

Last Updated: September 20, 2021