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Pittsburgh Housing Authority receives $1 million HUD grant for lead paint abatement

Tribune-Review
| Wednesday, September 5, 2018 5:33 p.m
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Bedford Dwellings in Pittsburgh’s Hill District.

Pittsburgh’s Housing Authority will use a $1 million federal grant to remove lead paint from low-income housing facilities across the city.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the money as part of its Lead-Based Paint Capital Fund Program, according to HACP. Pittsburgh was one of 20 housing authorities across the country selected for the grant.

“This award will help to further our efforts to create a safer, healthier living environment for our residents,” housing authority Executive Director Caster Binion said in a statement.

The authority will use the money for risk assessments, inspections, lead paint abatement, interim controls and clearance examinations at housing constructed before 1978. It includes 143 units at Arlington Heights in Arlington, 411 units at Bedford Dwellings in the Hill District, 126 units in Homewood North, 451 units at Northview Heights in the North Side and 101 units at scattered sites across the city.

Bob Bauder is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bob at 412-765-2312, bbauder@tribweb.com or via Twitter @bobbauder.

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