Niagara County Awarded $3.3 Million to Remove Lead Paint Hazards from Aging Homes

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins today announced $3,300,000 in federalLead Free Kids funding for Niagara County from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Program. The Representatives explained that the funding will help property owners with the burden of abating lead hazards in housing units built before 1940, with Niagara seeing particularly disproportionate deterioration in its least-served communities where the majority of residents are minorities.

From Daniel J. Stapleton, Director of the Niagara County Department of  Health: "The Niagara County Department of Health has several programs in place to address lead poisoning and the significant threat it poses to residents, particularly children. This federal grant is imperative to funding these efforts and we very much appreciate the efforts of our federal delegation in helping us secure it."

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Click here to learn more about Niagara County's lead poison programs.