Lansing Receives Lead Grant

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The city of Lansing has received a $1.3 million dollar grant, called Lead-Safe Lansing, from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. It will be used towards making area homes lead-safe.

Lead-based paints were banned from residential use in 1978, but many homes were built before that time creating risks for lead poisoning. And the greatest risks are for children under six years of age.

In order to qualify for Lead-Safe Lansing your home must have been built by 1978, have a child six years of age or younger living in the home, and your income must be at or below the median for Lansing. For more information you can contact the Lansing Department of Planning and Neighborhood Development at (517)483-4040.