In recent weeks, Rep. Tom Reed has announced a $1,293,388 grant to fund lead abatement in the City of Elmira, funded through HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes. The money will help the city of Elmira reduce lead-based paint hazards.
“We care about the community of Elmira and making sure its citizens, especially children, can live in a healthy, safe and lead-free environment,” Reed said. “This is an important initiative and we are glad to have helped get it funded.”
“Many thanks to Congressman Reed in assisting the City of Elmira in receiving this 1.2 million dollar grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development,” said Elmira Mayor Dan Mandell. “Lead exposure is a major health concern in our community. This money will greatly aid in eliminating lead exposure to our children and families in our community.”
The Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes is a part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The office provides funds to state and local governments for lead-based paint issues.