Houston Health Department
Bureau Of Community and Children's Environmental Health
Houston Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Program
The Houston Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Program provides services which assist lower-income households in identifying, removing, or stabilizing lead-based paint hazards at no cost to the client. This HUD funded program is a three-year initiative with the goal of providing lead-based hazard control activities to more than 198 households throughout City of Houston.
The City of Houston has identified sixteen (16) areas within City of Houston as high risk areas for potential lead-based paint hazards.
The overall goal of the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control program is to provide lead-safe housing to the residents of City of Houston, especially those households with children under the age of 6. The program also stresses the importance of general lead-based paint hazard awareness and personal knowledge of proper housing renovation safety standards and appropriate home cleaning techniques. The program also alerts all parents to the negative health effects of lead-based paint and other lead hazards, including interventions that parents can take to decrease and/or eliminate the risks of lead poisoning.
The Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control program is conducted in partnership with Childhood Lead Poisoning and Prevention Program. CLPPP provides case coordination, education and surveillance of children with elevated blood-lead levels. The Lead Program staff is available for public presentations to any interested group or organization.
How to Apply to the Lead program
All applicants to the Lead Program must meet income eligibility guidelines. All properties receiving lead hazard control activities must be current on all property taxes, provide proof of ownership. Rental clients must obtain rental agreement, fair housing standards and landlords must sign an agreement to rent to families with children under six years of age.
To apply, please call 832-393-5141.
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Childhood Lead Poisoning and Prevention Program (CLPPP):
The purpose of CLPPP is to reduce the prevalence of childhood lead poisoning in the city of Houston, to educate health care professionals and the public about the hazards of childhood lead poisoning and identify and provide follow-up care to children with childhood lead poisoning. CLPPP provides education to health care professionals and parents about the screening guidelines and hazards of lead poisoning, provides care coordination to children with blood lead levels, and educates citizens and contractors about lead poisoning and how lead hazards can be remediated from residential neighborhoods.
CLPPP provides education to health care professionals and parents about the screening guidelines and hazards of lead poisoning, provides care coordination to children with blood lead levels, and educates citizens and contractors about lead poisoning and how lead hazards can be remediated from residential neighborhoods.
The program’s activities are directed toward:
- developing and enhancing a surveillance system that monitors blood lead levels
- assuring that children exposed to lead are screened and provided with follow-up care
- assuring awareness and action among the general public and affected professionals in relation to childhood lead poisoning
- expanding primary prevention in high-risk areas