Toomey Announces Nearly $10 Million HUD Grant for City of Lancaster
Grant will be used to remove lead and other hazards from Lancaster Homes
Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding the City of Lancaster nearly $10 million to remove lead and other hazards from local homes over the next five years. Senator Toomey wrote in support of Lancaster receiving this award last month.
"Overexposure to lead poses serious health risks. The City of Lancaster's work, in conjunction with several local partners, to help families remediate lead paint in their homes is laudable," said Senator Toomey. "I was pleased to support the city's application to HUD and look forward to reviewing the progress this grant funding is intended to help make possible in the coming years."
"Lead is a toxin that is poisoning our children and affecting their ability to learn and succeed," said Lancaster Mayor Danene Sorace. "It is beyond time to eliminate lead from our homes, our neighborhoods, and our City. We are especially grateful to receive this level of funding from HUD to support our efforts over the next five years as part of our goal to eliminate lead from the City of Lancaster."
You may view Senator Toomey's letter of support to HUD - which includes additional details regarding the grant funding - here.