Lead paint, radon mitigation support available through state grant program
Hoosiers with certain environmental hazards in their homes can get help from the state to solve those issues.
The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority will use nearly $5 million in federal funding for grants to mitigate lead paint and radon issues in more than 160 homes across the state.
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Signs you might have such hazards include shortness of breath, persistent cough, tightness or pain in the chest, hoarseness and trouble swallowing. Also, if you have walls, furniture or window sills in your home with chipping or peeling paint that was built or created before 1978.
To qualify, homes must have a child under the age of 6 or a pregnant woman living there. Homeowners and renters can apply now on the IHCDA’s website. The program will kick off early next year.
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