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The Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development's Lead Hazard Control Grant Program provides grants to homeowners to remediate lead hazards on their property.

Lead Remediation for Multi-Unit (i.e. 4+ or more units) Properties

Lead Remediation for Single-Family Properties

Lead Remediation for Multi-Unit Properties

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Lead Program is funded by a periodic federal grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Division. The fund is available on a first come, first serve basis and priority is given to properties with children under the age of 6. To be eligible for a lead grant, the property owner must apply and the tenant-occupied household units must meet specific income and property eligibility requirements as detailed below.

ELIGIBLE PROPERTIES

An eligible property must present lead-based paint hazards when inspected by a Certified Risk Assessor. This service is part of the grant process and is provided free of charge by the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development.

Tenant-occupied units in a multi-unit building must have a child(ren) living or spending a significant amount of time on the property (at least six hours per week at the time of the application.) There does not have to be a child in every unit.

Properties With One to Four Units
In buildings with 4 or less units, at least 50% of the total number of units must qualify based on income. For example:

 Total # of Units in Building

 Required # of Qualified Units

 1

 1

 2

 1

 3

 2

 4

 2

Properties With More Than 5 Units
In buildings with 5 or more units, at least 80% of the total number of units must qualify based on income. For example:

 Total # of Units in Building

 Required # of Qualified Units

 5

 4

 10

 8

 15

 12

 20

 16

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INCOME ELIGIBILITY

Households in the required qualifying units must meet HUD's Low Income Limit and must have a child under the age of 6 who resides on the property or uses the property on a regular basis. If the property is vacant and is determined eligible, preference must be given to low and moderate income tenant families with children age 6 or younger.

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HOW TO APPLY

To apply for a Lead Grant, you or your property management team will need to coordinate the application process. If you are interested in remediating lead hazards on the property, please call our office at (415) 701-5500 for preliminary eligibility and more information. You can also download the Lead Grant Application.

If you have been cited by the Department of Public Health or the Department of Building Inspection, please call our office at (415) 701-5500. Please be sure to have your citation number handy as it will expedite processing of your application.

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Lead Remediation for Single-Family Properties

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development's Lead Hazard Control Program (LHCP) provides grants to eligible homeowners to remediate lead hazards on their properites. The program is funded through a periodic federal grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Division. Grants are available on a first come, first serve basis and priority is given to properties with children under the age of six. To be eligible for the lead grant, a household must meet specific income and prperty eligibility requirements as detailed below.

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ELIGIBLE PROPERTIES

An eligible property must present lead-based paint hazards when inspected by a Certified Risk Assessor. The risk assessment service is part of the grant process and is provided free of charge by the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development.

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APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY

The applicant household cannot exceed HUD's low-income Limit. Additionally, a child under 6 must reside on the property or spend a significant amount of time on the property on a regular basis. If the property is vacant and is determined eligible, preference must be given to re-rent lead-remediated units to low and moderate-income families with children age 6 or younger.

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LEAD GRANT FEATURES

The Lead Grant features are:

  • Owner-occupied properties must be income eligible and must have a child under the age of 6 living in the property or spending a significant amount of time on the property on a regular basis.
  • The maximum grant amount is $8,300 per unit
  • The grant agreement stipulates that an owner must rent or sell the property to a low or moderate income family should the property become tenant-occupied or sold within five years of the grant agreement
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HOW TO APPLY

You can obtain an application by clicking here: Lead Grant Program Application, or by calling our office at (415) 701-5500.

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STEPS TO RE-RENTING YOUR LEAD REMEDIATED UNIT(S)

Lead-remediated units under the Lead Hazard Control Program are required to be made available to low-income families with children under the age of six.

Please click here for specific instructions on how to re-rent your lead remediated unit(s).
Please click here for the blank posting template necessary to initiate the Lead-remediated Unit Re-rental Process.

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CURRENT LISTINGS OF LEAD-REMEDIATED UNITS

Properties that have recently undergone lead hazard remediation through the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development are required under the program guidelines to give priority when renting to low-income families with children under the age of six. For a current listing of available lead-remediated units, please click here.

 

 

 
 
Last updated: 3/20/2014 3:14:48 PM