HUD awards grant to White Earth Nation

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $9 million in Healthy Homes Production grants to twelve tribal agencies to protect children and families from home health and safety standards, including $750,000 to the White Earth Nation.

“As a pediatric neurosurgeon I have seen firsthand the negative impacts health hazards in the home have had on our nation’s youth,” said Secretary Ben Carson. “Today’s announcement gets us closer to achieving our goal of providing safe and healthy housing for all Americans.”

The focus of this round of grants, according to a release, is to address factors such as lead paint, indoor air quality and ventilation, heating devices and moisture damage.

“We at HUD understand the importance of the intersection between health and housing and are deeply committed to protecting Tribal communities, children and families across Minnesota so they can reach their full potential,” said HUD Midwest Regional Administrator Joseph P. Galvan.

 


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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