WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. (WTVO) — Winnebago receives almost $3.5 million to help protect local residents from lead paint.

The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The County Health Department will use the money to remove lead from 165 low income housing units.

The additional money will fund the Healthy Homes Supplemental fund, and the Winnebago County Health Department will preform healthy homes assessments in 30 low-income housing units.

The health department will also work with other medical and social service providers to address other health hazards in the home.

All homes built before 1978 could have lead paint.

Lead dust can be poisoning when inhaled or swallowed.

For more information on how to make your home healthy, follow to this link.


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