Rep. Costa Announces $3 Million In Funding to Remove Lead-Based Paint in Low-Income Homes

May 18, 2009
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congressman Jim Costa (D-Fresno) announced that a total of $3 million has been awarded to the City of Fresno to eliminate lead-based paint from low-income homes.  Funding was released through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development made available in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

“Lead-based paints are a toxic killer to children living in low-income homes, and exposure results in learning disabilities and numerous health problems,” said Costa.  “However, this is a problem we can solve by removing this poison from these homes and replacing with safe, non-toxic paints.  I am happy that Fresno will be able to make progress on this ongoing problem.”

More than $99 million in Recovery Act grants were announced today to help remove these dangerous lead-based paints from homes.