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October 11, 2019

Salt Lake County Continues Effort to Keep Children from Getting Lead Poisoning

Gabe Moreno - Email
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Chloe Morroni - Email
(385) 261-9301

SALT LAKE COUNTY CONTINUES EFFORTS TO KEEP CHILDREN FROM GETTING LEAD POISONING

Salt Lake City, UT – In keeping with Salt Lake County’s efforts to protect children and families from lead and other home health hazards, Salt Lake County’s Housing & Community Development Office will join community partners in hosting a neighborhood party to highlight the county’s Lead Safe Housing program.

Salt Lake County was recently awarded a $5.1 million federal grant for the Lead Safe Housing program. Representatives from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will present the check to Mayor Jenny Wilson during the event on Friday, October 18.

The grant will ensure 260 homes across Salt Lake County are lead-safe. Families that have benefited and will benefit from the program will be on hand to share their experiences. There will plenty of visuals including homes currently being remediated for lead and other hazards.

The neighborhood party will include FREE health screenings, food, and plenty of family-friendly entertainment.

WHO:                  Salt Lake County, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, HUD, Equal Housing opportunity, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, Intermountain Healthcare

WHAT:                Health & Resource Fair highlighting SLCo’s Lead Safe Housing program

WHEN:                Friday, October 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(Mayor Wilson will be present for interviews between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.)

 

WHERE:              Jordan Park

                             1060 South 900 West
                             Salt Lake City



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