CITY OF RICHMOND LEAD-BASED PAINT HAZARD CONTROL PROGRAM

The Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Program is a HUD-funded program to control health hazards caused by lead-based paint in homes and apartments built before 1978 where at-risk children under 6 or pregnant members reside. The Program is administered by the City of Richmond in partnership with the Richmond City Health District Lead-Safe and Healthy Home Initiative and project:HOMES. 

Lead paint in older homes can pose a serious health hazard. Children are especially at risk. Small amounts of lead in a child's bloodstream can affect a developing brain and lead to a wide range of systems, from headaches and stomach pain to behavioral problems and anemia. In pregnant women, lead can result in complications to a pregnancy in addition to adverse pre-natal effects on a child's development. 

ELIGIBILITY

  1. You must live in a home located in the City of Richmond that was built before 1978.

  2. Renters and owners are able to participate. However, landlord permission is required in rental housing.

  3. Income of all household members 18 or older must total no more than 80% of the Area Median Income for Richmond (see chart below)

  4. You must be current on City property taxes and mortgage. If you are a renter, you must be in good standing with your landlord. 

HOW DO I QUALIFY?

  1. CONTACT project:HOMES (804-718-0517)

  2. COMPLETE AN APPLICATION: To get started you will need:

    • Driver's Licence or Government-Issued ID for all applicants at current address​

    • Income - most recent consecutive pay stubs covering at least 60 days of income or equivalent statement for all income sources (including SSI/SSA, retirement, etc.)

    • Most recent bank statement for all checking and savings accounts (3 monthly statements required)

    • Mortgage statement or copy of your lease

    • Recent Richmond City Utility Bill (water/gas)

HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?

  1. Based on safety objectives of the program, methods of controlling lead-based paint hazards will be determined by program administrators and a qualified contractor will be selected and supervised to complete the work.

  2. No assistance from this program comes in the form of cash or direct payment to participants. 

  3. To ensure safety, all occupants in the dwelling must temporarily relocate while the lead hazard control measures are completed. 

INCOME QUALIFICATIONS

Call 804-718-0517 to get started

Hours of Operation

 

M- Thu      7 AM - 5 PM

Friday       9 AM - 2 PM

88 Carnation Street

Richmond, VA 23225

p: (804) 233-2827 

f: (804) 230-0778 

© 2018 project:HOMES