Protecting Low Income Americans

 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $10.5 million in grants designed to protect children and other vulnerable groups from health hazards in their homes. This funding highlights the link between housing and health and develops cost effective methods for mitigating residential hazards. HUD’s grants are being awarded to academic and non-profit research institutions studying new methods to recognize and control residential health and safety hazards such as asthma triggers, bed bugs, mold and radon

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Protecting Low Income Americans

 

The federal government has a unique opportunity to address radon risk in low-income communities.  Most federal programs that own, manage and finance housing or deliver home improvements focus on low-income homes.  A significant proportion of the radon risk reduction that the federal government can deliver and influence will protect the lives of low-income Americans who would otherwise have no way to reduce their radon risk.