Louisville Metro Government’s Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) has received $2.9 million from HUD for Lead Based Paint Hazard Control activities. OHCD is fortunate to have this grant allowing children in Louisville/Jefferson County the opportunity to live in Lead Safe homes. The Lead-Safe Louisville Project is a partnership between the Office of Housing and Community Development and the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness.
The purpose of the Lead-Safe Louisville Program is to eliminate lead hazards that exist in both owner-occupied and rental units in the Metro Louisville area, especially those in which children under six years of age reside. Houses and apartments built before 1978 are most likely to have lead-based paint which can create a hazard to its inhabitants. Key risk factors are chipping or peeling paint on doors, windows, woodwork or exterior siding. Children are particularly prone to lead poisoning in such environments.
We are currently accepting applications. Please contact our office at (502) 574-5850 for more details.
Eligible units are based on the following:
Built prior to 1978
A child 5 years or younger or pregnant woman lives in the home or a child 5 years or younger visits a minimum of 6 hours a week
Occupant is low income 80% AMI based on size of family
Persons assisted through this program can be homeowners (owner-occupied) or landlords, though the occupant, homeowners and tenants, must meet the income qualifications.
For information on product recalls due to lead-based paint, visit: http://www.cpsc.gov
For information on the dangers of lead poisoning and leads hazards in your home, visit http://www.epa.com.lead