(BINGHAMTON, NY) – On August 3, 2011, First Ward Action Council (FWAC) will begin accepting applications for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Lead Hazard Control Program in Broome County.
Trained contractors will be selected to do the work based on a competitive bidding process. Remediation work may include painting, enclosure, removal, and replacement of surfaces and components that contain lead. An average of $11,000 may be available per unit for remediation, but actual amounts will vary based on the scope of work to be completed.
HUD requires that priority is given to homes where young children have been poisoned, exposed to toxic lead dust and/or chipping/peeling paint. Housing units currently under citation for lead paint hazards will also be given priority to enroll in the program.
For more information or to fill out an application, please contact First Ward Action Council at 607.772.2850 or the Broome County Health Department at 607.778.2809. Trained and certified contractors interested in bidding on HUD jobs should also contact FWAC about joining their lead-based paint contractor list.