ELMIRA, NY (WETM) – Republican Representative Tom Reed announced a $1,293,388 grant for lead abatement in the City of Elmira.
This project was funded through the Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes and will help the city of Elmira reduce lead-based paint hazards.
“We care about the community of Elmira and making sure its citizens, especially children, can live in a healthy, safe and lead-free environment,” said Representative Tom Reed. “This is an important initiative and we are glad to have helped get it funded,” Reed continued.
“Many thanks to Congressman Reed in assisting the City of Elmira in receiving this 1.2 million dollar grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development,” said Elmira Mayor Dan Mandell.
“Lead exposure is a major health concern in our community. This money will greatly aid in eliminating lead exposure to our children and families in our community.”
The Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes is a part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The office provides funds to state and local governments for lead-based paint issues.