Kansas City, Mo. to receive over $4 million in funding in Monday award ceremony


By Madison Parry


Just over $4 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be presented to the city of Kansas City, Mo. Monday afternoon to be used to protect families and children from lead and other health hazards in their homes.

An award ceremony this afternoon will present over $4 million to the city of Kansas City, Mo.

The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and being given to the city to protect families and children from lead and other health hazards in their homes.

HUD Great Plains Regional Administrator Jason Mohr will join Mayor Quinton Lucas and other city officials for an award ceremony to present $4,003,778 to protect families and children from lead and other health hazards in their homes.   

Kansas City, Mo. received funding through HUD’s Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction (LBPHR) Grant Program to identify and clean up dangerous lead in low-income families’ homes and HUD’s Healthy Homes Supplemental funding to help communities with housing-related health and safety hazards in addition to lead-based paint hazards.  

The city will be working with other medical and social service providers to address lead hazards in nearly 200 housing units providing safer homes for low and very low-income families with children.