Onondaga County Awarded $3.4m in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration and Healthy Homes Grants

One of 15 Grant Recipients Nationwide

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that Onondaga County’s Community Development Office has been awarded $3.4 million dollar in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration and Healthy Homes Grants.

“We are pleased to receive these grants from HUD to continue our efforts addressing lead in homes,” said Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney. “Our Office of Community Development has been recognized by HUD as operating one of the best lead reduction programs in the country and being selected as one of only fifteen recipients in the country is great news. Congratulations to our dedicated Community Development team and thank you to HUD for awarding our exceptional efforts.”

Onondaga County will be awarded $3,000,000 in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration grant program funding and $400,000 in Healthy Homes Supplemental funding. The County will address lead hazards in 195 housing units providing safer homes for low and very low-income families with children. The Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration grant program will also perform healthy homes interventions in 100 units. Onondaga County will collaborate with a diverse set of local partners to accomplish this work, Onondaga County Health Department Lead Poisoning Control Program, Child Care Solutions of CNY, and Southern Hills Preservation.