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Lead-Based Paint Reduction Grant To Houston Health Department

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    “We are committed to improving the lives of all families, especially children, by creating safer and healthier homes,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “One of HUD’s priorities is protecting families from lead-based paint and other health hazards. Today’s grants will help Houston do precisely that.”

    http://www.houstontx.gov/health/News...-20191021.html
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    800 kids thats alarming

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      "Today’s grants will help Houston do precisely that.”

      RRP was supposed to "do that"...? Wonder what happened ?

      Here in NC we're supposed to be one of the RRP self monitoring states. I took the RRP course I guess 5-6 years ago. Currently I see no compliance except for 1-2 .org projects per year. I drove by 5 ~250k reno's of 1930's houses this week. Not a spec of RRP.

      Prior to RRP, the local health dept. ran 2-3 seminars a year funded by HUD grants to promote awareness, HUD pamphlets, HEPA vacs, sample testing, encapsulation, etc.

      They were getting 100-150 contractors and real estate folks a year through the program. My class had about 35.

      Back to the original argument, HUD grants are getting the most bang for the buck. Glad they're funding them again.
      Last edited by Happy Home; 10-24-2019, 06:38 PM.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Shell Homes View Post
        800 kids thats alarming
        Andrew R., Great to see you posting, hope all is well down in VA!
        When you've got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.

        Theodore Roosevelt

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        • #5
          They had a program like this in Vermont and had a hard time getting people (landlords) to sign up for it. The landlords probably didn't want people sniffing around their properties finding other health and safety issues that would need to be addressed at the landlord's expense.

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          • #6
            800 children a year! That's pretty high. I'm glad they've started a program like this and hope it reduces that number.

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              Originally posted by CleanAir707 View Post
              800 children a year! That's pretty high. I'm glad they've started a program like this and hope it reduces that number.
              Yes I agree.
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                It seems like I have heard of several cities getting money for this. Which makes me wonder if it has just not been talked about for the past few years or if it was not going on for a while. Seems like it dropped off the radar for a while and now I am hearing about it again.

                I still don't see or hear anyone here doing much about it anymore. If this keeps up I may have a Build Clean unit for sale. Last used mine maybe 4 months ago on a bathroom gut but it was as much for the plaster dust as it was for anything that might have been lead base paint.

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