City of Hartford Receives Federal Grant for Healthy Homes

Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra (file).

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)- The city of Hartford is getting money for lead remediation, to help make healthy homes, a federal program that deals with environmental factors impacting childhood wellness and injuries in homes.

Today, Mayor Pedro Segarra announced the Department of Health and Human Services has received a $3.9 million federal grant for the program.The program includes removing paint,, replacing pipes or changing windows.

“Ten years ago the City of Hartford had the highest percentage of lead levels in children ages 6 and younger when compared to other cities in the state,” said Mayor Segarra. “But, with our remediation efforts, the city has dropped down to fourth.”




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