The funding comes through HUD’s $140 million award through its lead hazard reduction program.
Evers signed a package of five bills which ranged from loans for lead paint remediation to smoothing the local approval process for housing developers.
Children in all 72 counties in Wisconsin are affected by lead paint, the executive director of a board for people with developmental disabilities said.
Federal funding will allow Revitalize Milwaukee to perform lead abatement for "hundreds" of low-income Milwaukee homes.
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.
Milwaukee is receiving $5.9 million from the federal government to help remove lead from homes.
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.
University of Wisconsin-Madison officials say lead contamination during painting projects in two halls didn't endanger anyone's health.
Milwaukee has received nearly $3.4 million federal grants to go toward ridding homes of lead paint and other hazardous materials.
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.
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.
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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