Lead Based Paint Hazard Control Program
This program was a three year grant from HUD and ended on February 28, 2021. The City of Richmond is no longer accepting applications for this program.
The RVA Lead-based Paint Hazard Control Program is a FREE program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to control health hazards caused by lead-based paint in housing built before 1978 where children under 6, or where a pregnant woman may reside.
This program is administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for the City of Richmond in partnership with the Richmond City Health District (RCHD) Lead-Safe and Healthy Homes Initiative (LSHHI) and the local non-profit, projectHOMES.
Homes built before 1978 often have lead-based paint on interior and exterior surfaces. Deteriorated lead paint and lead paint dust can pose a serious health hazard to children younger than six. Even small amounts of lead dust can poison a child through the child's bloodstream and then can affect brain development and cause a wide range of symptoms from headaches and stomach pain to behavioral problems and anemia. Pregnant women may suffer complications during pregnancy in addition to adverse pre-natal effect on a child's development.
Participation in the Lead-based Paint Hazard Control Program is FREE and is available at no cost to all residential property owners and/or landlords where their tenants meet the program's financial criteria and requirements.
There is no safe level of lead found in the body, so have your child tested today!
City Of Richmond contacts:
For information or questions about the City's Lead-based Paint Hazard Control program please contact Housing & Community Development Administrator Daniel Mouer at 804-646-7025 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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