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City of Tuscaloosa receives HUD grant to benefit low-income families

TUSCALOOSA, AL - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the City of Tuscaloosa $2,999,871 as a part of its 2019 Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction Grant Program. This funding will address lead hazards in 250 housing units, providing safer homes for low-income families with children.

“My commitment and the City’s efforts are to lift all neighborhoods and communities,” said Mayor Walt Maddox. “This funding will help provide crucial resources to the Tuscaloosa community that will bring about safer and healthier living environments for our residents.”

HUD’s Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction Grant Program provided a record $314 Million to 77 state and local agencies to reduce lead-based paint exposure within low-to-moderate income communities. The City of Tuscaloosa is the only Alabama municipality to receive this award. All the housing units will be located within an Opportunity Zone and will be working with local housing agencies, medical, and social service providers.

For more information about the City of Tuscaloosa’s local initiatives with the Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction Grant Program, contact LaParry Howell at 205-248-5080 or lhowell@tuscaloosa.com. For more information about the 2019 HUD’s Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction Grant Program Awards, visit https://www.hud.gov/press/press_releases_media_advisories/HUD_No_19_145.