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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) announced today that Jefferson Parish and the city of New Orleans will each receive $3.3 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help low income residents eliminate lead-based paint from their homes.

“Lead-based paint poses a great danger to young children.  Unfortunately, many homes built before 1978 contain lead-based paint.  We want our kids to grow up in healthy homes, and this funding will help accomplish that,” said Sen. Kennedy.