Fresno County

FRESNO – The Fresno County Department of Public Health Lead Hazard Control Program was recently awarded an additional $2 million to assist low-income families living in pre-1978 housing with the removal of lead-based paints. 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes awarded more than $314 million to 77 state and local government agencies to eliminate dangerous lead paint and other housing-related health hazards in thousands of privately owned, low-income housing units. 

The FCDPH Environmental Health Division will administer the additional grant award totaling $3 million for a four-year period to provide services to remediate lead-based paint hazards in pre-1978 dwellings where low-income families with children younger than six years of age reside. 

About $1.3 million will be used for the identification and remediation of deteriorated lead-based paint hazards to ensure a healthy living environment.

The Lead Hazard Control Program will address lead hazards in an additional 108 housing units, for a total of 173 housing units. The goal is to provide safer homes for low and very low-income families with children.

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FCDPH will assist both rental and owner-occupied dwellings to remediate lead-based paint hazards in pre-1978 homes at no cost to the property owner or tenant.

“The Lead Hazard Control Program is committed to improving the lives of all families by eliminating lead-based paint hazards in their homes,” FCDPH Director David Pomaville said. 

For more information about the HUD Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes for the Lead

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