Allegheny County Health Department receives grant to tackle lead issues, creates Lead Task Force

Allegheny County Health Department receives grant to tackle lead issues, creates Lead Task Force

The Allegheny County Health Department announced Wednesday that it has received a $300,000 grant from the Henry L. Hillman Foundation to support the expansion of the department’s lead activities. 

The grant is expected to provide the support needed to inform, prevent, screen and monitor the risks of lead found in homes across the county. The funds will go towards examining and updating the current housing-based lead program and associated policies to ensure it is following the best evidence-based practices for lead poisoning prevention, surveillance and intervention, according to a statement by the ACHD.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh City Council passes legislation for lead paint remediation, PWSA restructuring funds

Pittsburgh City Council passes legislation for lead paint remediation, PWSA restructuring funds

Pittsburgh City Council passed their portion of providing funding for a $3.4 million Lead Safety and Healthy Homes Grant with Allegheny County during their meeting Tuesday, but not before ensuring the city will receive its fair share of the funds.  

The Department of Economic Development of Allegheny County has been awarded the grant by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in county homes and rental units.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Allegheny County delegation votes for the week of April 24

The state General Assembly wrapped up another session week by taking action on a number of controversial bills. 

Here's what the Pittsburgh and Allegheny County delegations were up to.

Friday, April 28, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Lead Safe Homes program open for business in Allegheny County

Lead Safe Homes program open for business in Allegheny County

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced Wednesday the inception of a program aiming to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in homes for county homeowners and rental units. 

The Allegheny Lead Safe Homes Program is being funded through a $4 million Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant from U.S. Housing & Urban Development (HUD), Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh, and is expected to provide lead hazard control remediation in approximately 175 units. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Veolia adds defamation claim to its case against Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority

Veolia adds defamation claim to its case against Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority

Veolia Water North America- the contractor hired by the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority to manage and improve its operations- announced this week that they are putting a halt to talks with the Authority and are initiating a formal arbitration proceeding. 

The two entities had been in negotiations since January after the PWSA claimed earlier that fall that Veolia “grossly mismanaged” the Authority’s operations.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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