March 19, 2012

HUD marks the 50th Anniversary of National Poison Prevention Week

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Our guest blogger today is Loyedi Marie Waite, Marketing and Outreach Specialist, HUD’s Office Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control March 18-24, 2012 marks the 50th Anniversary of National Poison Prevention Week (NPPW).  The key goal of NPPW is to create national awareness about the risk of injury or death due to poisoning.  From unintentional […]

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March 16, 2012

Spring is in the Air

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Spring has arrived, and even if it is a little early I doubt anyone will be complaining!  Now is a good time to do some routine maintenance on your house: Check your roofing and shingles for any damage from ice or snow Replace the batteries in your smoke detector Clean your gutters Replace the filters […]

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October 6, 2011

Lead-Based Paint and Discrimination Against Families With Children

Today’s guest blogger is Arlene Halfon, a program analyst in the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity and the Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control will soon issue an updated notice dealing with the nexus of lead-based paint and familial status discrimination, and I’d […]

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September 15, 2011

HUD Grants $93 Million to Protect Kids from Lead Paint and Home Hazards

The United States banned lead paint for residential use more than thirty years ago, but it was once so prevalent that HUD estimates approximately 24 million homes still have enough lead-based paint to pose a hazard to families – and especially children. That’s why today’s announcement of $93 million in grants to help 39 local […]

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June 17, 2011

HUD to Host 2011 National Healthy Homes Conference

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From June 20-23, people from all areas of the housing field will come together in Denver for the National Healthy Homes Conference. Before that meeting, the director of HUD’s Office of Healthy Homes, Jon Gant, took part in a live tweet chat last week with people interested in making housing healthy and safe for everyone. […]

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