Grant: $2,999,947 - Department of Housing and Urban Development - Apr. 15, 2009
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Award Description: The Lead Hazard Control (LHC) grant program serves the needs of low and very low income Long Beach city residents (with a focus on families with children under 6 years old) who face home-based hazards due to lead-based paint. Our overall objective is to identify and remedy lead based paint hazards in 180 residential units in the city. City housing inspectors will identify lead-based paint hazards in privately-owned residential housing within the City limits. A City employee will verify that the residents meet the low income requirements, and residents will be relocated while private contractors correct, contain or abate the lead hazards in the residences. Contractors will be hired competitively, through a Request for Proposal process, and all contractors will meet EPA, HUD, Federal and State requirements for construction practices in known lead-contaminated environments.
Project Description: The purpose of the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control grant program is to create a program to minimize the risk of lead-based paint hazards in the homes of low and very low income inhabitants of the City of Long Beach, California. Special attention is being paid to residential housing units where children under the age of six reside, because they are most susceptible to the adverse effects of lead. The program, which began April 15, 2009, is in start-up mode. Key personnel have been hired, and a revised master work plan and budget have been submitted to HUD. Program deliverables are 180 of units enrolled in the program (currently 12), 200 units assessed (currently 12), 180 of units completed (currently 0), conducting 15 community outreach/education events (currently 2), and the creation of green jobs and protection of children from residential lead hazards (as many as possible over the course of the grant). This program has met all of its HUD milestones to date.
Jobs Summary: Jobs created are: Project Manager (1xFTE); Enrollment Specialist (1.0xFTE); Analyst (0.5xFTE); Evaluator (0.1FTE); Administrative Clerk (0.4xFTE). Jobs retained are: Two full-time Inspector-Designer-Monitors (1xFTE each, total 2 x FTE) (Total jobs reported: 5)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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