Detroit Evening Report: MI health department awards $7 million to control lead hazards in low-income communities

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Michigan Health Department

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has awarded $7 million in grants to curb and control lead hazard in low-income households.

The funding comes from Michigan’s Children’s Health Insurance Program. The City of Detroit was awarded more than $1 million. Households must have at least one Medicaid-enrolled resident to be qualified.

Cities, municipalities or communities who received the grant have until September 2023 to complete initiatives such as lead inspection, removal of lead-based paint and lead-dust hazards in homes, or temporarily relocating residents during abatement services.

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  • Nargis Rahman

    Nargis Hakim Rahman is the Civic Reporter at 101.9 WDET. Rahman graduated from Wayne State University, where she was a part of the Journalism Institute of Media Diversity.