Lead-Safe & Healthy Families

Your home may have lead and we can help.

Lead safety is no joke and we know the homes in our community are at risk. That is why our Lead Hazard Control Program has teamed up with the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry to combat lead in our neighborhoods.

 

 

What does this mean for me?

If you’re a homeowner, a landlord or a tenant, you may be eligible for assistance to reduce or eliminate lead hazards in your home. Homeowners and tenants do not contribute any costs to the program. Tenants can apply; however, landlords must approve and apply for the project as well.

 

After a risk assessment, work will be completed within 10 -14 days that may include replacement of windows, doors, restoration of floorboards or removal of lead-based paint.

 

 

Who is eligible?

The City of Lancaster received a $9.7 million grant to remove lead from homes in certain locations of the city within four census tracts (9, 10, 14, and 147) south of King Street where 16,000 residents live. The majority of houses in the area were built prior to 1940, many of which have lead-based paint present. These census tracts are among the highest for children with elevated blood lead levels in the city.

 

Program Eligibility

– Must live within Census Tract 9, 10, 14, or 147. Click here to see a map.

– Home must have been built before 1978

– There must be a child under the age of six living in the house OR visiting the home at least six hours a week

 

Landlords & Tenants

– Landlord and Tenant must complete an application and provide documentation to confirm eligibility

– Landlord must be current on mortgage, taxes, and any financial obligations that is due to the City of Lancaster

– Landlord must have property insurance

– Total Income level of Household should not exceed income guidelines. Income for family of four should be less than $66,400.

– Landlords are required to contribute 10% of the project cost prior to the start of the remediation work and are responsible for relocating tenants during remediation

 

Homeowners

– Homeowners must complete an application and provide documentation to confirm eligibility

– Must be current on mortgage, taxes, and any financial obligations to the City of Lancaster.

– Must have Property insurance

– Total Income level of Household should not exceed income guidelines. Income for family of four should be less than $66,400.

 

 

Ready to get started?

See the Lead Hazard Control Program applications below!

To talk with someone from the City of Lancaster’s Lead Team, call 717-291-4730. 

 

 

Contact

 

Phone

(717) 291-4730

 

 

Email

info@cityoflancasterpa.com

 

 

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Interested in working in Lead Safety?

With this project, we NEED certified professionals to help us make a Lead-safe Lancaster. Visit our Protect Your Community – Work in Lead-Safety page to learn more.

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