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Hudson County Lead Program

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About The Hudson County Lead Program

The State of New Jersey through Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has funded a pilot program to fund community Non Profits such as PACO to provide lead-safe repairs and support energy efficiency in residential units built prior to 1978. Eligible units include one- and two-family owner-occupied and rental units. The purpose of this program is to identify and remediate lead-based paint hazards via interim controls to prevent elevated blood lead levels in children and pregnant women. Interim controls are defined as a set of measures designed to reduce temporarily human exposure or likely exposure to lead-based paint hazards, including specialized cleaning, repairs, maintenance, painting, temporary containment, and the ongoing monitoring of lead-based paint hazards or potential hazards.

Elegible Program Participants

Households whose income is at or below 80% of the area median income for the County in which the municipality is located and who reside in one- and two-family rental.

Priority Consideration: First priority shall be given to households with children under the age of six and/or pregnant women in eligible housing units constructed prior to 1978 where there is an identified lead-based paint hazard. Second priority may be given to households deferred from the Weatherization Assistance Program due to the presence of lead-based paint hazards.

Program Activities May Include

  • Assessment of lead-based paint hazards in eligible residential units by a certified Lead Risk Assessor/Inspector in accordance with HUD Lead Safe Housing Rule (LSHR) and NJAC 5:17.
  • Remediation of lead-based paint hazards in residential units in accordance with EPA standards and with reference to HUD’s Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housing (Second Edition 2012).
  • Temporary relocation of the household when necessary to ensure the health of the household members during remediation activities.
  • DCA may elect to allow other moderate levels of repair to occur in combination with the lead safe remediation as well as other ancillary costs to performing the work. If the client is eligible to participate in the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and the repairs may be addressed with WAP funds in conjunction with the provision of weatherization services, WAP funds must be used for those repairs. If WAP funds may not be used, up to 20% of the individual project award may be used to address these repairs and/or ancillary costs.
  • In eligible households where an elevated blood lead level has been identified in a child under the age of six or in a pregnant woman and the local health department requires full lead abatement activities outside the scope of this lead-safe remediation pilot program, the grant recipient may award the homeowner a grant of up to $20,000 to assist with abatement efforts.
    The grant recipient may utilize no more than 10% of their total grant amount to fund the lead abatement grants for these homeowners.
Lead Inspection/Risk Assessment of your home
Interim Controlled Remediation of lead-based paint hazards

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