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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Alameda County Announces Home Repair Grant

North County Grants for Home Repairs

Lead poisoning, asthma triggers and safety issues in the home can be serious threats to our children's health.  We're happy to pass along news that the Alameda County Healthy Homes Department has services to assist low-income residents and property owners in making their homes safer for young children. Grants and technical assistance are now available in Alameda County to reduce lead hazards and other health and safety issues in the home, as well as free consultation services. 
Helping Make Homes Healthier for Kids
The Healthy Homes Department has a special grants program they are currently promoting.  Do you or any of your clients have a pre-1978 home in Berkeley, Alameda, Emeryville or Oakland? Are there any children under 6, or a pregnant woman, living in the home? Or do children under 6 regularly visit? Is the household low-income?

If so, these households may qualify for up to $6,000 in grants for lead hazard and other safety repairs in the home from the Alameda County Healthy Homes Department, as well as up to $4,000 in no-interest, deferred payment loans. Rental and owner-occupied homes are eligible. Free consultations are also available.

To find out more and to apply for one of these special grants, go HERE or call  510-567-8280. And please help spread the word by forwarding this message to agencies throughout the communities covered.

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