The city of Davenport is in line to receive $2.5 million to eliminate lead-based paint and other home hazards.
The money is part of $5 million to be distributed throughout Iowa, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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Davenport will be receive $2.4 million in lead-based paint hazard control grant program funds and $100,000 in additional funds to promote healthy homes initiatives. The program will evaluate homes for lead paint and hazards; address lead hazards in a collective manner in 234 households, with priority to households with children under the age of 6; conduct outreach and education to reach at least 300 people; and provide training to 300 people in lead safe renovators, lead abatement contractors and workers and lead inspectors/risk assessors.
Davenport will partner with the Scott County Health Department, three rehabilitation nonprofit organizations and the Iowa State University Extension in the program.