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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has pledged $39 million in funding to clean up areas with older rental housing and lead paint hazards.
HUD will promote the grant opportunity to mayors and county officials of every eligible jurisdiction across the country, the agency said.
"This funding will find its way into communities with the greatest risks to our children," said HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson. "This is an entirely preventable disease and through grant programs like this, we hope to protect …