City of Omaha Receives $34.3 Million in Federal Lead Removal
OMAHA, Neb. (Nebraska) — The City of Omaha has received assistance to remove lead from homes.
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provided $34.3 million in federal funds to the city.
HUD has provided $4.4 million to address the lead-based paint problem in 160 low-income housing units.
The Environmental Protection Agency provided $29.9 million to remove lead paint from lead-contaminated facades and courtyards at the city’s lead superfund.
“We are all here today not only to celebrate and witness our launch, but to demonstrate our collective commitment to completing the work we have started here to help this community live a healthier life,” said Deputy Administrator of the 7th region of the US Environmental Protection Agency Edward. Chu.
This is an extended seven-year agreement funded by a bankruptcy settlement in a special Omaha account.