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City of Columbus awarded $2 million federal grant for Healthy Homes Program

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Sep 06, 2022 - 06:49 AM

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced a $2 million federal grant supporting the Healthy Homes Program, which protects vulnerable residents from housing-related hazards while preserving housing affordability in Columbus – a key pillar of the mayor’s regional Housing Strategy. The competitive federal grant was distributed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and provides funding to the city through 2025.

“The Healthy Homes Program connects our most vulnerable neighbors with the financial resources they need to keep their families stably housed,” said Mayor Ginther. “By lowering the cost of essential home repairs for those who need the most help, we are empowering our residents to stay safe and secure in their homes while continuing to make the Columbus Housing Strategy a reality for all.”

The Healthy Homes Program supports Columbus households with incomes at or below 80 percent of the area median income (AMI) while giving priority to homes inhabited by children under the age of 6, seniors and those with disabilities. Eligible families can receive on average up to $7,500 to fix qualifying health and safety concerns such as mold and moisture, pests, injury and safety hazards, poor indoor air quality, carbon monoxide and lead-based paint.

Funding from the federal grant is expected to serve more than 150 properties and educate 8,000 residents on how to keep their homes safe. For more information, visit: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/healthy_homes/hhi.

Source: CITY OF COLUMBUS

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