Lead Hazard Mitigation Program
To prevent lead hazards and lead poisoning by ensuring that Rhode Island rental properties are lead-safe.
What we do
Coordinate lead hazard mitigation with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funded programs to make units with children under the age of six and pregnant women lead-safe.
Provide technical assistance, planning, and education for lead hazard reduction throughout Rhode Island.
Focus our work on lead-based paint hazard reduction and improving the Rhode Island housing stock.
Educate the public about various lead hazard reduction programs that are available throughout Rhode Island.
Increase the number of rental properties with a Certificate of Lead Conformance.
Decrease the rates of lead poisoning in Rhode Island.
Resources for property owners and renters
- RIHousing LeadSafe Homes Program – The LeadSafe Homes Program provides assistance to remediate lead-paint based hazards inside and outside of the home. In most instances, this assistance is free, and is available to both single and multi-family properties statewide. More information on the program can be found at leadsafehomesri.com [leadsafehomesri.com], and applicants can apply online [portal.neighborlysoftware.com] for assistance. Both property owners and renters are encouraged to reach out to RIHousing staff to learn more at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- City of Providence - Lead Safe Providence Program provides loans to help make properties “lead-safe”. Loans for owner-occupied homes are forgivable after 5 years; loans for non-owner-occupied properties are forgivable after 10 years.
- City of Woonsocket - Lead Hazard Reduction Program
is aimed at reducing the risks associated with lead paint in homes and residential units.
Households must meet the following criteria to be eligible:
properties must be built prior to 1978, residents must meet income requirements, children under 6 must reside at or frequently visit the home, property must be current on taxes and water/sewer bill. Loans awarded by this program are 100% forgivable after 5 years.
- Contact your city/town for more information on local home repair programs.