As reported in the Plain Dealer, more than 500,000 older homes in Cuyahoga County are potential lead hazards.
Without significant funding Cuyahoga County will be unable to eradicate lead from these homes that pose the greatest threat to children.
The Plain Dealer found that, "in some Cleveland neighborhoods, as many as 1 in 3 children are exposed to lead as their young brains are developing, before they ever start school."
With a new "Pay for Success" model, the city aims to work much quicker in helping families who face lead poisoning risks on a daily basis.
The Plain Dealer states this new program is still in the planning phase, but would "concentrate the work in Cleveland's Glenville, St. Clair-Superior and Broadway-Slavic Village neighborhoods, as well as in East Cleveland, as these areas have consistently had some of the highest rates of lead poisoning among children who are screened for the toxin."
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