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Correction: HUD Funding-Illinois story

October 21, 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Oct. 20 about two Illinois schools getting funding to study ways to educate the public about housing-related health and safety hazards, The Associated Press used the wrong shortened name for the Illinois Institute of Technology in the headline. It is Illinois Tech, not IIC.

A corrected version of the story is below:

HUD giving UIC, Illinois Tech $2.7M to study health hazards

The University of Illinois at Chicago is getting $1.7 million and the Illinois Institute of Technology is receiving $1 million from the federal government to look for ways to educate the public about housing-related health and safety hazards

CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Illinois at Chicago is getting $1.7 million and the Illinois Institute of Technology is receiving $1 million from the federal government to look for ways to educate the public about housing-related health and safety hazards.

In a news release, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says UIC and Illinois Tech are among seven universities and two research institutions around the country that are receiving a total of $8.4 million.

The awards are being distributed as part of HUD’s Lead and Health Homes Technical Studies Program that supports the development of new scientific techniques to assess and control a host of home-related health risks such as secondhand smoke, cockroach allergens, pesticides and lead-based paint that poses a particular health risk to children.