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Posted on 06.15.09
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  • Posted on 06.15.09

Ruth Ann Norton, the national health expert who designed the City’s lead-safe program, is advising us to follow the progress of some federal legislation that could benefit older cities like ours.

Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)have introduced the federal Home Lead Safety Tax Credit Act of 2009. If it becomes law, the bill would provide up to a $3,000 tax credit for 50 percent the cost of lead hazard reduction work done by owners or tenants in low-income (less than 185 percent of poverty line) housing built before 1960.