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Posted on: September 26, 2018

Lead Safe & Healthy Homes Program Highlighted by U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development

The City of Pocatello’s Lead Safe & Healthy Homes program is earning national recognition. 

Recently, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) shined the spotlight on our effort’s mascot, Healthy Homer, and the program’s first home to be certified as lead safe. 

“Healthy Homer is a unique way to promote our program and help educate people on the hazards of lead-based paint,” said Adam Lane, CDBG Program Manager. “We are talking about an issue that a lot of people never think about.”

“We’re thrilled to be earning praise from HUD,” said Janae Mitchell, Lead Grant Administrator. “Your home should be your safe haven and free of all hazards. Through the Lead Safe & Healthy Homes program, we are making that possible.”  

The Lead Safe & Healthy Homes program is funded by a $1.5 million Lead Paint Hazard Reduction grant from HUD and will support certifying at least 82 homes as lead- safe in Pocatello. 

To read HUD’s feature, visit

For more information on the Lead Safe & Healthy Homes program, visit

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