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MAYOR-INQUIRY: Lead Protection Program

South Bend is one of six target cities chosen to receive Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant funding through the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA). South Bend will receive approximately $670,000 in funding for lead hazard identification and lead-control activities.

What kind of assistance does the grant provide?

Residents can access a grant up to $10,000 for control or elimination of lead based paint hazards, with a limited potential supplement up to $5000 for additional hazard area repairs.

Who is eligible for the grant?

The unit must be primary residence for a child under 6, or secondary location that child under 6 spends substantial time in (grandparent’s home, etc.) If it is not an owner-occupied property, the property owner/landlord is required to sign an affordability agreement. Households must be at 80% or below of area median income to qualify.

Benefits from the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant are open to owner occupied and rental units constructed before 1978. Priority will be given to homes where children six years or younger or pregnant people reside.

How do I apply for this grant?

City of South Bend residents are encouraged apply through the IHCDA or INCAA. IHCDA will process all new applications and determine individual eligibility.

Grant applications are accessible here and there are paper copies available through the City's Department of Community Investment on the 14th floor of the County-City Building.

For more information on this grant and additional IHCDA lead initiatives visit https://www.in.gov/myihcda/2675.htm., or contact Justin Tyrrell, Manager of Lead Programs, INCAA, at 317-638-4232 or jtyrrell@incap.org, or Dave Pugh, Lead Grant Manager, IHCDA, at 317-234-6289 or dpugh@ihcda.in.gov.

For 311:

The application is submitted through the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) or through the Department of Community Investment.

Application here

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