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HUD Presents Check to City

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 17, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Officials with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) presented a check for a $2.5 million grant to the City of Knoxville.

Mayor Rogero accepted the award along with Becky Wade, Director of the Community Development Department.

The grant, awarded by HUD’s Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Controls, is designated to help protect families from lead-based paint hazards and other home health threats.

Community Development will work with the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC) to use the grant funds to conduct lead hazard control work in targeted homes, train workers in lead-safe work practices, and increase the public’s awareness of childhood lead poisoning, among other things.


U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the nation’s housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development, and enforces the nation’s fair housing laws.


Brian Sullivan
(202) 708-0685