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Housing Quality Standards


Lead-Based Paint

Homes and apartments built before 1978 have paint that contains lead-based paint.  Lead from paint, chips, and dust can pose serious health hazards (especially to children under the age of 6 and pregnant women) if not taken care of properly.

Owners must ensure residents are given basic information on lead-based paint and its hazards, including providing the Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home pamphlet prior to leasing.  

The links below provide lead hazard and safety information.

US Department

Housing Choice Voucher Lead Compliance Toolkit

Environmental Protection Agency

Lead Hazard and Safety Information

Disclosure of Information on Lead-Based Paint and/or Lead-Based Paint Hazards