Minneapolis leaders propose $3M investment to eliminate lead poisoning in homes

Tuesday, Minneapolis leaders are expected to announce a proposed investment that they say will help eliminate lead poisoning in homes throughout the city.

According to the city, the $3 million investment will help the city become the first in the United States to eliminate lead poisoning in rental homes.

The funds will come from the American Rescue Plan Act, city officials say. As previously reported, Minneapolis has $43 million in federal funding remaining of the $271 million it received.

During Mayor Jacob Frey’s State of the City address, he proposed using $5.1 million of the remaining $43 million for housing and homelessness issues.

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City leaders hope to eliminate childhood lead poisoning from area homes by 2035, adding they would be “starting in environmental justice communities with historically high levels of lead poisoning first.”

A news conference will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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