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South Bend to Join National Initiative to Target Childhood Lead Poisoning

South Bend Tribune

Suzanna Fritzberg, deputy chief of staff for Mayor Pete Buttigieg, announced that South Bend secured a $50,000 state grant to join a program led by the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative, a Baltimore-based nonprofit that helps communities across the country break the link between housing problems and unhealthy children.

Under the initiative, South Bend will work with the nonprofit’s staff to study the lead problem so that a stronger plan can be developed to combat it. By achieving objectives to make housing safer, the city could join roughly 20 communities across the country that are designated as Green and Healthy Homes Initiative sites.

Read the full article in the South Bend Tribune.

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