CLEVELAND, Ohio – Mayor Frank Jackson has signed off on a plan to pursue $500,000 from the state to assist remove lead contamination in as much as 20 homes in Cleveland.
On Monday, Metropolis Council OK’d laws permitting town’s Neighborhood Improvement Division to hunt a grant that may goal properties the place Medicaid-eligible kids reside.
The laws, signed by Jackson, was returned as authorized Wednesday to the council.
Lead contamination in properties may cause mind harm in kids, who typically are uncovered to the toxin in older homes comparable to these present in Cleveland.
Cash for the grant, made out there by way of the State Youngsters’s Well being Insurance coverage Program, would pay for full abatement of lead points — a course of typically too costly for the proprietor of an outdated dwelling in Cleveland the place the median dwelling worth was lower than $50,000 in Cuyahoga County’s final appraisal.
The state of Ohio notified Cleveland final month that the grant was out there and stored open its utility course of to accommodate town.
Cleveland City Council approved legislation last June aimed at preventing lead poisoning within the metropolis and mandating lead-safe certificates for rental properties constructed earlier than 1978, when most lead paint was outlawed.
The laws was developed in cooperation with the Lead Secure Cleveland Coalition after two months of conferences and coverage debate.