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    Lead

    Montgomery County Lead Program 

    *As of 6.30.13, Montgomery County no longer has grant funds to address lead-based paint hazards.  Funds are also not available for risk assessments.

    Our goal is to control and prevent housing/environmental conditions which might result in childhood lead poisoning.  This is accomplished by providing educational information to the public, coordination with various agencies rehabilitating targeted high-risk affordable housing, investigation and early response to families of lead-poisoned children, enforcement of applicable laws and response to community complaints and inquiries. 

    The Lead Program is responsible for: 

    1. Childhood Lead Poisoning Investigation and Outreach

    • Investigation of lead-poisoned children
    • Enforcement of environmental regulations/ordinances
    • Preventive outreach/education to families of lead-burdened children

    Most of the activities under Section 1 are undertaken by Public Health-Dayton/Montgomery County. 

    2.  HUD-Funded Grant Program

    • HUD funds are used, when available, to control lead-hazards in pre-1978 affordable housing occupied by families with children ages 6 and younger in targeted high-risk areas of the County. 
    • Funds may be used in owner-occupied units, rental units and vacant units that will be marketed to families that meet the income criteria.
    • Housing that has been made lead-safe by HUD lead grant funding or other means is entered in the Lead-Safe Housing Registry. 

    3.  Community Complaint Response, Education and Outreach

    • Information/referral to lead-related questions provided to the public
    • Site investigation performed as needed
    • Group presentations
    • Educational materials provided to Montgomery County residents 

    4.  Services to Other Departments

    • Lead Paint inspection, project design, monitoring and final clearance testing services for other HUD-funded housing programs, on request 

    Additional Resources:
    Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home (English) 

    Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home (Spanish) 

    Reducing Lead Hazards When Remodeling Your Home (English) 

    Reducing Lead Hazards When Remodeling Your Home (Spanish)

    The Lead-Based Paint Pre-Renovation Education Rule

    Lead Paint Safety: A Field Guide for Painting, Home Maintenance, and Renovation Work 

    Contact Us: For more information on Montgomery County’s Lead Program, please call (937) 225-5704.

     

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