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$2.2 million approved for lead-paint abatement in Chautauqua County housing

MAYVILLE – More than $2.2 million in funding will be coming to Chautauqua County to help with lead paint abatement in rental and privately owned housing.

The grant, through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, was announced Wednesday by the Public Safety Committee of the Chautauqua County Legislature. Committee members unanimously accepted the grant, which will target homes occupied by children. The Lead-Safe grant, which will be administered by the Department of Health and Human Services, will help owners remove and replace lead paint in homes identified as high risk.

Both the Jamestown and Dunkirk Housing Authorities will participate in identifying homes that may have lead-based paint.

In other news, members of the committee proclaimed the week of Oct. 5-11 as 4-H Week in Chautauqua County.