What is the Lead Hazard Reduction Grant?
The City of South Bend is a recipient of $2,300,000 Lead Hazard Reduction Grant funding through the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH). The grant is for the identification and control of lead hazards in 100 homes, either rental or owner occupied.
Who is eligible for this grant?
- Live in owner occupied homes or rental units constructed prior to 1978
- Households are at 80% or below of area median income based on household size.
- Live in a unit that is the primary residence for a child under 6, or a secondary location that a 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. Priority will be given to homes where children under 6 or, pregnant people reside.
What does the grant cover?
Eligible applicants may be awarded a grant up to $15,500 for control or elimination of lead based paint hazards. A maximum of 60 of the 100 homes may also be awarded supplemental grant of up to $5,000 for healthy homes hazard repair.