Today, State. Rep. Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood) announced that Cleveland will receive a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to identify and remediate lead paint in low income families’ homes. The grant is part of the Biden administration’s Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan, which aims to reduce lead exposure in communities by replacing lead pipes and remediating lead paint across the country.
“It is great to see that the Biden Administration is prioritizing the ‘Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan’ which is now going to directly help the community of Cleveland,” said Rep. Skindell. “Not only will this program immensely benefit the health and well-being of all the families in Cleveland, it will ensure that these dangerous lead hazards are removed permanently. The health issues that have plagued families that live in homes with lead exposure are long lasting, especially to the youngest members. Children should not have to worry about getting lead poisoning in their own homes. I believe this $5 million grant awarded to Cleveland is a good start to a long rebuilding process of helping our communities stricken with lead contamination.”