The city of Schenectady is getting $3.1 million for privately-owned homes through HUD's lead safe housing program.

"It's exciting.  We appreciate the help from US Housing and Urban Development because it's going to enable us to do approximately 225 houses that currently have an at-risk environment where occupants-- we're primarily concerned with children-- could be exposed to lead paint," said Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy.

The city is a good candidate for the program because of its many older homes.

This is the second grant.  With the first, they were able to help property-owners clean up almost 200 houses.

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