PHOTOS: HUD Presents City of Cleveland with $9.7M Grant Check to Reduce Lead Hazards

Mayor Frank G. Jackson joined U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator Joseph Galvan and HUD Field Office Director Pam Ashby on Oct. 23 for a check presentation for a $9.7 million HUD grant to support the City’s efforts to reduce health hazards, including lead, in Cleveland homes.

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The grant, which was gifted to the Cleveland Department of Community Development (CDCD) by HUD, will support Cleveland’s Lead Hazard Reduction (LHR) program in its efforts to reduce lead poisoning of children six years and younger.

Council President Kevin J. Kelley, Ward 3 Councilman Blaine Griffin and community partners of the Lead Safe Cleveland coalition were also in attendance to celebrate the historic announcement.

For more information visit http://bit.ly/2PquyfT. Follow the coalition’s conversation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter via #LeadSafeCLE.