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Aug 23, 2023

Milwaukee to receive $5M in federal funds to combat household lead hazards

The funding comes through HUD’s $140 million award through its lead hazard reduction program.

Jun 22, 2023

Wisconsin passes legislation to boost affordable housing development

Evers signed a package of five bills which ranged from loans for lead paint remediation to smoothing the local approval process for housing developers.

Milwaukee Lead Hazard Reduction Program
Jun 16, 2023

Assembly bills will help remediate lead paint, internal plumbing for aging properties

Children in all 72 counties in Wisconsin are affected by lead paint, the executive director of a board for people with developmental disabilities said.

May 3, 2023

Federal funds has Revitalize Milwaukee ‘poised’ for lead paint reduction program

Federal funding will allow Revitalize Milwaukee to perform lead abatement for "hundreds" of low-income Milwaukee homes.

Sep 9, 2021

‘It’s criminal’: Milwaukeeans call for speedier removal of lead pipes to reduce childhood poisoning

Sitting in his North Side Milwaukee rental house, Nazir Al-Mujaahid discussed his son Shu’aib’s challenges while the quiet 9-year-old lingered in another room. Shu’aib excels at sports, Al-Mujaahid said, but his speaking skills developed late, and he lags behind his 6-year-old brother in reading.

Oct 4, 2019

Milwaukee receives $5.9M from HUD to remove lead from homes

Milwaukee is receiving $5.9 million from the federal government to help remove lead from homes.

Apr 9, 2018

Lawsuit accuses paint industry for Milwaukee lead poisoning (UPDATE)

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and an attorney for nearly 170 lead-poisoned children allege the paint industry is trying to shift blame to contaminated water.

Oct 23, 2017

UW: Lead paint removal in halls posed no health risk

University of Wisconsin-Madison officials say lead contamination during painting projects in two halls didn't endanger anyone's health.

Jun 14, 2016

Milwaukee receives $3.4 million in HUD grants for ridding homes of lead paint

Milwaukee has received nearly $3.4 million federal grants to go toward ridding homes of lead paint and other hazardous materials.

May 25, 2016

Lawyers warn lead-paint case could increase liability for makers of building products

A lawyer in a prominent lead-paint case is warning that a ruling against his client could have unwelcome side effects for manufacturers of a large variety of building products.

Apr 15, 2016

Fight continues for manufacturers in lead paint case

The state’s highest court deadlocked Friday in a decision over a lead paint lawsuit, sending the case back to the Court of Appeals for reconsideration.

Apr 6, 2016

Justices see red over lead paint lawsuit

Members of the state’s highest court grilled paint manufacturers on Tuesday about why a Milwaukee woman shouldn’t be able to sue them over the lead poisoning she suffered years ago.


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