September 27, 2016
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HUD $$$ Protects Kids From Lead, Home Hazards

 WASHINGTON -- Rebuilding Together, the nation's leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership, has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) most recent funding to protect children from lead and other home hazards, distributed to over 40 different projects and organizations nationwide.

 

Rebuilding Together will receive a total of $1 million in Healthy Homes Production grant funds which focus on health hazards that occur in the home, such as mold and carbon monoxide poisoning. These hazards greatly affect the health of children and the elderly, particularly those in low-income homes, and the grant allows Rebuilding Together to address the hazards that exist by improving the health and safety of the homes.

"Rebuilding Together is thrilled to be recognized by HUD and receive such a substantial grant to support our work and mission," said Gary A. Officer, president and CEO of Rebuilding Together. "Our extensive expertise and dedication to ensuring a healthy home is evidenced by the Healthy Homes Production grant. We look forward to expanding our existing capacity as the leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable and safe homeownership nationwide."

Rebuilding Together is one of the 48 other organizations and localized projects chosen by HUD to be awarded healthy homes funding. The grant funding will address lead and other health hazards in homes, as well as provide training and education to raise awareness of these home hazards.


About Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together is the nation's leading nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods by providing extensive rehabilitation and modification services to those in need at no cost to those served. With the help of everyday citizen volunteers, skilled trades people, the support of local business and major corporate partners, Rebuilding Together affiliates in America's largest cities and smallest towns make life considerably better for thousands of low-income homeowners and the communities in which they live by completing 10,000 projects per year, serving approximately 800,000 Americans. Rebuilding Together has programs dedicated to, energy efficiency, veteran's housing, aging in place and gulf coast reconstruction. 


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