Community Investment Accepting Lead Grant Applications
September 24, 2019
The Department of Community Investment is accepting applications for the City’s Lead Protection Program grants. These grants are intended to reduce harm from lead paint, a major cause of childhood lead poisoning by identifying and controlling lead-based paint hazards in homes. Lead paint was not banned until 1978, and within South Bend city limits, 82.1% of all housing units were built prior to 1979. Over $2.9 million is available for South Bend residents, with some households receiving up to $15,000 in repairs.
Residents are eligible if their household makes less than 80% of area median income. Priority will be given to homes where children under six or pregnant people reside. Residents can find the application by calling 311 or accessing a paper application during regular business hours in the Department of Community Investment.
Additional information can be found at southbendin.gov/leadsafesouthbend/.
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