A program that is identifying and fixing up homes contaminated by lead reached out to neighbors of a Milwaukee Community.
The Lead Hazard Reduction Assistance Program at the Social Development Commission (SDC) took part this past Saturday in the Southside Organizing Committee’s Spring Maintenance and Home Improvement Fair. The daylong event was held at St. Anthony’s Keyser Hall on S. 9th Street.
Staff from the SDC Lead program explained to the many attending residents how the effort works as well as how to participate in it. The program is identifying and renovating homes that have a high risk for lead poisoning and which have young children living in them. Lead poisoning of children can occur when living in older homes that contain lead-based paints. It has been shown to cause learning, behavioral, growth and health problems, especially in children.
To learn more about the Lead Hazard Reduction Assistance Program, visit www.cr-sdc.org/index/Programs–Services/VITA/Asset-Development/Lead-Hazard-Reduction-Assistance-Program.htm or call 414-344-9010.
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