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Lead Hazard Reduction Program

 Total Federal Funding: $100 million
 Estimated N.C. Funding: $5 million
 Estimated Local Funding:  ---
 Administering Agency: Neighborhood & Business Services
City of Charlotte
 Overview: The program is for the removal of lead-based paint related to older and low income housing. A 10% match is required which will be spread over the life of the grant. City Within a City (CWAC) neighborhoods are priority. The City of Charlotte has been operating a lead-based paint removal program funded by Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) since 1995. 
 Eligibility: Owner occupied units must meet 80% or under median income requirements ($51,520 for family of four) and have a child under the age of 6 living or frequently visiting in order to qualify. Rental units are qualified by the income of the renter, which also must be 80% or under median income. All units must have been built before 1978.
 Local Funding Availability: Under the grant the City will:
  • Reduce lead hazards in 275 homes
  • Provide outreach/marketing
  • Recruit and train contractors for the program
  • Work with the Mecklenburg County Health Department to screen children under the age of 6 for elevated lead blood levels by April 15, 2009.
 Contact Information: Diane Adams, Housing Services
 Amounts Obligated:  ---
 Job Creation/Retention: Programs will create opportunities for construction jobs.
 Project Completion Status:  ---
 Tentative Public Hearing Dates:  ---
 Links for More Information: Lead Hazard Reduction Program