Dr. Stephen Sills, associate professor and director of the Center for Community and Housing Studies, meets with students of the Health Impact Team to discuss the new project.

UNC Greensboro announced that three UNCG centers are providing comprehensive outreach and referral services to residents of Greensboro. The UNCG Center for Housing and Community Studies, the Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships, and the Center for New North Carolinians are assisting the City of Greensboro in screening participants for a federal grant-funded repair program that provides lead paint hazard reduction services at no cost to participants.

The Lead Safe Housing Program is available to qualifying homeowners or landlords if their property is built before 1978. These properties often used lead in paint and other building materials. These materials may be hazardous to the health of residents today. Young children are especially impacted by exposure to lead in the home. This program is aimed at homes where children under six live, or frequently visit.

To qualify, tenants or homeowners must earn 80 percent or below of the area median income adjusted for family size. This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the City of Greensboro.

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Originally published Feb. 21, 2019.

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