Lead Paint Hazards

WHAT ARE LEAD PAINT HAZARDS?

Housing build prior to 1978 have the potential to be painted with lead-based paint. For the purpose of this program we will assume that all pre-1978 building have lead-based paint. (testing could prove otherwise but due to cost and the urgency of this program we will NOT be doing any testing) For this program we are required to check properties built prior to 1978 IF the tenants have children under the age of 6.

LEAD PAINT HAZARD: Any peeling or deteriorating paint on the interior or exterior of a building built prior to 1978 is a lead paint hazard. If your rental has any peeling paint it will need to be "stabilized" using "lead-safe work practices" before assistance can be approved.

STABILIZED: Peeling paint or otherwise damaged paint where the damaged paint is removed and repainted so that it is no longer in a damaged state.

LEAD SAFE WORK PRACTICES: Taking precautions to protect workers, occupants and surrounding neighbors when working with painted surfaces. See this EPA booklet "Steps to LEAD SAFE Renovation, Repair and Painting "

Additional information on Lead-Based Paint can be found at the EPA Website

EXAMPLES OF PEELING AND DAMAGED PAINT

Windows

The frames and windowsills are painted and in poor condition.

Eaves

Under the eaves and the fascia (front facing boards at the edge of the roof) are in poor condition.

Painted Stucco Walls

Painted stucco walls are in poor condition.