Keeping Your Home Safe From Lead-Based Paint

Before Lead Remediation photo on the left displays a exterior of a single family house with peeling paint. After remediation photo displays the single family house with fresh paint.

The Lead Hazard Remediation Program (LHRP) provides grants to property owners to make their properties lead-safe and to eliminate health and safety hazards. The LHRP grants are primarily targeted to low-income families with children under the age of six. The program also provides education regarding the dangers of lead-based paint and health and safety hazards.

You can apply for a lead-safe grant if you are:

  • An owner applying for the property you do not live in
  • An owner applying for the property you live in
  • A renter applying for the property you live in
  • A homeowner with a disability

Eligibility

You are eligible to receive a lead-safe grant if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • The property is located in the City of Los Angeles
  • The building was built prior to 1978
  • The units must have one or more bedrooms (no studios or zero-bedroom units)
  • Your household income is 80% of the Area Median Income for the County of Los Angeles (see income eligibility chart below)
  • The property must have lead-based paint hazards
  • You have a child under six years old* residing or spending a significant amount of time** at the residence

*Children under six are at highest risk to damage from lead.

**Defined by HUD as “at least two days within any week, provided that each day’s visit lasts at least three hours, the combined weekly visit lasts at least six hours and the combined annual visits last at least 60 hours.”

2016 Income Limits
Number of persons in household 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Combined Income $48,650 $55,600 $62,550 $69,450 $75,050 $80,600 $86,150 $91,700

 

How to apply

  1. Fill out one of the following application forms:
    • For owners applying for a rental property please fill out the Owner Non-Occupied Application 
    • For owners applying for a property they live in please fill out the Owner-Occupied Application (English / Spanish)
    • For tenants occupying rental units please fill out the Tenant Application (English / Spanish)
      • Tenant Applications must be accompanied by the Owner’s Application as a complete application.
  2. Submit application to HCIDLA:
Housing and Community Investment Department
Attn: Lead Hazard Remediation Program
1200 W. 7th Street, 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

 

Incomplete applications will delay project approval process.

If you would like to speak with a live person about this program, please call (213) 808-8935 or our toll-free hotline at (866) 557-RENT (7368). You can also visit one of our public counters located throughout Los Angeles.

 

For further information you can visit the following links:

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch

How to protect your family and the sources of lead at home

Information regarding toys containing hazardous chemicals such as lead, arsenic, chromium, chlorine/PVC and mercury

Lead Safe Registry