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Washington Post: D.C. lost eligibility for federal lead grant after failing to spend $3 million

March 4, 2019

Photo of a home being remediated for lead.

Through her investigative work on the policy team, CLC attorney Anne Cunningham uncovered the shocking fact that DC lost millions in federal grant money offered to the city to remediate lead. She chatted with the Post’s Fenit Nirrapil about the scandal and what its impact is for DC families.

“There’s no shortage of need here for remediation money, and the fact they don’t have it is a tragedy,” said Anne Cunningham, an attorney with the Children’s Law Center who has been closely tracking the issue. “We’ve seen hundreds of kids who are being poisoned in their homes every year. The consequences on both an individual and family level, as well as societally, are profound.”

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