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.
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.