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HUD No. 12-079
Shantae Goodloe
(202) 708-0685
FOR RELEASE
Tuesday
May 8, 2012

HUD AWARDS OVER $2.5 MILLION IN GRANTS
TO REDUCE HEALTH AND SAFETY HAZARDS IN HOUSING

Funding for research on controlling housing-related causes of asthma, evaluating how weatherization
affects indoor air quality, and assessing housing-related health hazards

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $2.58 million in grants to four projects intended to protect children and families from health hazards in their homes.  The awards will be made to academic and non-profit institutions that advance the recognition and control of residential health and safety hazards to improve our understanding of the link between housing and health. Read a complete project-by-project summary of the programs awarded grants today.

“HUD is committed to improving the nation’s technical capacity to provide every American with a healthy and safe home, said Jon Gant, Director of HUD’s Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control. “These grants support the applied research that is needed to build the national capacity for meeting the Department’s goal of having every American’s home be safe and healthy.”

The following is a state-by-state breakdown of the funding announced today:

Applicant

State

Recommended Award

 Silent Spring Institute

MA

$699,793

 Wayne State University

MI

$692,221

 Appalachian State University

NC

$696,810

 Health Research, Inc./New York State
 Department of  Health

NY

$500,000

These technical studies grants supplement the $110.8 million in grants HUD awarded in March to protect thousands of children from lead and other home hazards.

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