HOUSING AUTHORITY SECURES $1 MILLION HUD GRANT FOR LEAD HAZARD CONTROLS

HOUSING AUTHORITY SECURES $1 MILLION HUD GRANT FOR LEAD HAZARD CONTROLS

WASHINGTON – (RealEstateRama) — The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) was issued a $1 million grant by the U.S. Department of Housing (HUD) as part of the department’s Lead-Based Paint Capital Fund Program. The funds will be used toward HACP’s ongoing effort to address lead hazards in aging public housing properties. HACP was one of 20 housing authorities in the nation selected for the grant award.

“We are committed to protecting the children in our communities from the potential hazards of lead-based paint,” said Caster D. Binion, HACP Executive Director. “This award will help to further our efforts to create a safer, healthier living environment for our residents.”

HACP will allocate grant funds toward activities including: lead-based paint risk assessments, inspections, abatement, interim controls, and clearance examinations, which will be conducted at several of HACP’s pre-1978 developments. Specifically, this will include:

Arlington Heights – 143 Units – Work will include hazard control consisting of inspections, abatement, interim controls, clearance exams and, as needed, relocation expenses.
Bedford Dwellings – 411 Units – Work will include hazard control consisting of inspections, abatement, interim controls, clearance exams and, as needed, relocation expenses.
Homewood North – 126 Units – Work will include hazard control consisting of inspections, abatement, interim controls, clearance exams and, as needed, relocation expenses.
Northview Heights – 451 Units – Work will include hazard control consisting of inspections, abatement, interim controls, clearance exams and, as needed, relocation expenses.
Scattered Sites North & South – 101 Units – Work will include hazard control consisting of inspections, abatement, interim controls, and clearance exams.
Central Maintenance Facility – Work on the non-residential facility will include hazard control consisting of inspections, abatement, interim controls, and clearance exams.

HACP’s lead-hazard reduction initiative is an ongoing, long-term effort of the authority. The grant award today will provide critical funding for one of HACP’s primary modernization objectives – creating safer, healthier public housing communities by mitigating potential health risks posed by lead-based paint. The award will support the performance of professional environmental services and hazardous materials work through 2022.

Contact: For more information, contact Michelle Sandidge, Chief Community Affairs Officer, at or, 412-456-5058.

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