(Washington, DC) — U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced $3,694,854 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for lead based paint hazard reduction in Manchester. This funding will allow the City of Manchester to perform healthy home assessments and address lead hazards in 180 housing units to ensure the safety and security of low and very low-income families with children.
“The presence of lead based paint continues to pose a very serious health threat, particularly to children, and we need to make sure resources are provided to protect families,” said Shaheen, who led a letter advocating for this funding as a senior member of the Senate Appropriations committee. “I am very pleased to announce this grant that will help Manchester mitigate this hazard to low-income families.”
“For hard-working Granite Staters to succeed they must have a safe, stable, and healthy place to call home, and this federal funding to address lead hazards will help some of Manchester’s most vulnerable families,” said Hassan.
“All children have a right to live in a safe environment, but lead-based paint, found in many of New Hampshire’s older homes, still threatens the health of too many children,” said Shea-Porter. “I am pleased that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the City of Manchester nearly $3.7 million to address lead paint in older homes.”