City of Waterloo Awarded Nearly Two Million for Healthy Homes

Grant Courtesy of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Hud Grant 2024 - Check PresentationWATERLOO, IA – The City of Waterloo has been awarded a $1,999,991 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help fix older housing, preserve affordable housing and improve the health of children and families in the community.

Black Hawk County Public Health officials will help administer the grant that assists vulnerable residents by fixing housing-related health and safety hazards, establishing sustainable local programs and supporting key research to identify and mitigate these hazards. Iowa is among many states receiving the funds.

“This April, we observe the intersection of both the National Fair Housing and National Healthy Homes Month,” said HUD Great Plains Regional Administrator Ulysses Clayborn. “The right to live a life free of environmental hazards in one’s home and community is inherent in the civil rights of all Americans.”

Awarding these grants contributes to HUD achieving its strategic objective to strengthen environmental justice by reducing exposure to health risks and environmental hazards, especially for low-income households and disadvantaged communities. You can read the Fiscal Year 2022-2026 HUD Strategic Plan on HUD’s website.