Request #4669

PUBLIC

HUD money has been granted to the City of Garden Grove for Lead Abatement and published in various City programs.
I hereby request a detailed report of the actual allocation and expenditures on lead abatement, training and whether it was used to help with code violations.
The period to be Fiscal Year 2016 through Fiscal Year 2019.

Requester: Douglas Obando

Correspondence

Request has been completed.
May 23
Message from Maritza Pizarro

Per Community and Economic Development, Neighborhood Improvement Division, the City has an aggressive policy to identify and address lead-based paint hazards in all HUD-funded housing rehabilitation projects. The City considers all housing rehabilitation an opportunity to address this hazard. We, therefore, require lead paint testing for 100% of the City’s HUD-funded residential rehabilitation programs where paint will be disturbed in properties built before 1978. Grant recipients are required to obtain a lead-based paint inspection prior to commencement of work as well as a post-rehabilitation clearance test if the work performed disturbed areas lead was identified. Because the additional costs of lead hazard testing and remediation can be prohibitively expensive for low-income homeowners, the City covers as a grant the costs of the lead paint inspection, and if necessary any lead paint interim controls and lead clearance testing in conjunction with any CDBG-funded housing rehabilitation grants or loans. CDBG funding and lead paint testing/clearance for the past 3 years is as follows:
• During FY 2016-17, the City received $1,995,942 in CDBG funds to benefit low/moderate income residents. In administration of the Senior Home Improvement Grant Program, the City funded sixteen (16) lead-based paint inspections and one (1) clearance inspection for a total cost of $5,315 in CDBG funds.
• During FY 2017-18, the City received $1,996,072 in CDBG funds to benefit low/moderate income residents. In administration of the Senior Home Improvement Grant Program, the City funded thirty-one (31) lead-based paint inspections and one (1) clearance inspection for a total cost of $10,115 in CDBG funds.
• During FY 2018-19, the City received $2,094,615 in CDBG funds to benefit low/moderate income residents. In administration of the Senior Home Improvement Grant Program, the City funded twenty-seven (27) lead-based paint inspections for a total cost of $8,640 in CDBG funds.

Thank you,
Maritza Pizarro
City of Garden Grove
City Clerk's Office
714-741-5040

May 23
Assigned to Mary Ann M Alcancia, Roy N Robbins
May 16
Assigned to Heidy Y Munoz
May 16
Assigned to Ellis Eun Rok Chang, Phillip J Carter, David A Dent, Nicholas A Hutchins
May 16
Request received
May 16

 

Closed on May 23
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