HUD Awards $15 Million for Hazard Research

Lead-based paints and other housing health hazards are the target of the studies.

On Wednesday, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the awarding of $15.7 million to conduct housing-related hazard and energy efficiency research studies. HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes will provide research grants to 18 universities, public health, and housing organizations.

“A home is a determinant of health, and today, too many homes are plagued with lead-based paint hazards, which disproportionality impact communities of color. HUD is committed addressing this issue and doing so in a way that places environmental justice and equity at the center of our efforts,” said Matthew Ammon, Director of the Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes. “Supporting research and demonstrations on housing-related health hazards is the basis for creating and maintaining homes that support the health of occupants and improve energy efficiency.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for Director Ammon as he heads his office.
  • For Secretary Fudge to seek God’s wisdom as she leads HUD.
  • For people living in homes that contain health hazards.

Sources: Department of Housing and Urban Development


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