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The Portland Housing Bureau was excited to receive word today that Portland has been selected to receive a $3 million Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. These funds ensure that PHB can continue its successful Lead Hazard Control program and mitigate lead hazard risks in 300 additional homes occupied by low-income families with children. PHB is proud of the great work accomplished through this program with partnership with Multnomah County, Healthy Homes Coalition of Multnomah County, Community Energy Project, Community Alliance of Tenants, Fair Housing Council of Oregon and Growing Gardens.
“The majority of housing units in Portland were built before 1978 when lead paint was banned and the City of Portland appreciates the continued support of HUD for the valuable programs that help children to stay healthy in their homes.” – Andrea Matthiessen, Neighborhood Housing Program Manager
This is the sixth Lead Hazard Reduction grant received by the City of Portland. The previous $19 million in grant funds have increased the health and safety of 3,310 low-income children in 1,636 homes.
The full notice from HUD can be found here.