Syracuse has lost out on federal funding for lead removal in city homes for the first time in two decades and will have to now rely on the county’s program.
The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, didn’t give any reason why Syracuse's application for $3 million was denied, the city said today.
"Our program funding will run out at the end of this year," said Mayor Stephanie Miner. "And then the program will be over."
HUD has given the city millions of dollars to inspect homes and remove lead every year since 1993.