Due to costs of Meth Clean-up, WMAHA applied for the Brownfields Grant with Environmental Protection Agency. In 2017, WMAHA received three Brownfields Grants:
The Cleanup grant gives WMAHA the ability to properly remove and remediate the contamination from the residential structures and brings them back into productive re-use, which in-turn allows WMAT members in need of affordable housing access to proper and safe living environments.
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT: Why conduct Environmental Reviews?
- Avoid or mitigate environmental effects that may harm our clients and the surrounding environments
- Preclude successful legal action to stop project on environmental grounds
- Prevent time delays and cost overruns based on environmental conditions
- Avoid monitoring findings
- They are REQUIRED for federal assistance
EA’s need to be completed before any new construction or rehabilitations can be started. Examples of rehab’s is Veteran Rehabs, Healthy Home projects, Subdivision Rehabs (Dark Shadows, One Step. etc.). New constructions such as Tax Credit 7 project – Cibecue New homes, community building; New Apache Pine project.
MULTIPURPOSE GRANT – EPA GRANT
Spring 2019 Received Multipurpose Grant for $800,000 which is the same to clean meth contaminated units, however this grant we will sample, assess then clean-up units.