FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 16, 2008
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $500,000 IN HUD GRANTS FOR DUST CONTROL AND AIR QUALITY STUDY AT CLARKSON UNIVERSITY
Funds Will Be Used to Study Flooring Choices to Eliminate Allergens in Low-Income Households
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Program has awarded $5
“The asthma epidemic is exploding among our youth and air quality is an essential step to reducing the allergens that cause it,” said Schumer. “Poor indoor air quality is a prime culprit in the asthma epidemic and these funds will
The Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control (OHHLHC) oversees seven grant programs under the Program Management and Assurance Division. The OHHLHC provides funds to state and local governments to develop cost-effective ways to reduce lead-based paint hazards. In addition, the office enforces HUD's lead-based paint regulations, provides public outreach and technical assistance, and conducts technical studies to help protect children and their families from health and safety hazards in the home.
Because carpeting is less expensive than hard wood flooring, using it has significant economic benefits for any affordable housing unit construction. The