South Bend awarded federal grant to protect against lead hazards

SOUTH BEND, Ind.—The City of South Bend was awarded federal funding to protect families from lead and home hazards on Wednesday.

The $2.3 million award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will address lead hazards in 100 housing units, prioritizing low-income families with children.

“These are urgently needed resources for South Bend residents,” Mayor Pete Buttigieg said.

The grant also includes supplementary funding for additional housing-related and safety hazards, like mold and radon.

The City of South Bend will partner with St. Joseph County Health Department and the Housing Authority of South Bend to use the grant in the coming months.

This award follows the $672,857 grant from the State of Indiana in September for lead hazard identification and control.

For more information on South Bend’s local lead prevention efforts and how to apply for funding, visit or call 311.

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