City gets $3.1 million for lead paint remediation
Fort Wayne’s Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services has been awarded a $3,179,000 grant to remediate lead paint in older homes, Mayor Tom Henry said today.
The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of a total 2.3 million.
The resources will be used to remediate lead paint in about 140 Fort Wayne homes in high-risk census tracts, or areas with older homes and high levels of children living in poverty. City staff estimates approximately 67,000 Fort Wayne homes were built before 1978 and could contain lead hazards. This represents 66 percent of the city’s housing stock.