HUD Funds Asthma Intervention Projects
HUD has awarded nearly $8 million to fund a variety of activities aimed at helping to protect children with asthma from health hazards in their homes.
The projects range from research into the cost-effectiveness of home-based interventions to new strategies to reduce risks from lead-contaminated soil and house dust. For the first time, HUD is awarding $2 million of those grants to improve indoor environmental conditions and links to education and medical services for asthmatic children and other residents living in public and assisted multifamily housing.
Funding is divided among these programs: Healthy Homes Technical Studies Grants, $4 million; Lead Technical Studies Grants, $1.79 million; and Asthma Interventions in Public and Assisted Multifamily Housing Grants, $2.06 million. The funding supports 14 projects in nine states.