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Lead & Healthy Homes

Lead Paint Danger

Worcester Lead Abatement Program

The Worcester Lead Abatement Program (WLAP) is a federally funded grant program that is designed to assist property owners with the cost of lead paint abatement in eligible properties. Both owner-occupied and investor-owned properties may qualify. Income and rental restrictions may apply. Massachusetts Law requires the abatement of lead paint hazards wherever children under six-years old reside.

The Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) provide funding to local governments to develop cost-effective ways to reduce lead-based paint hazards. In addition, the office enforces HUD's lead-based paint regulations, provides public outreach and technical assistance, and conducts technical studies to help protect children and their families from health and safety hazards in the home.

If you are interested in learning more about the WLAP, please contact Jim Brooks, Healthy Homes Program Manager.

Lead & Healthy Homes Resources

The City of Worcester Housing & Neighborhood Development office has compiled a large number of resources on preventing lead poisoning from the following agencies to aid and support deleading, healthcare providers, homeowners, parents, property landlords / property managers, real estate agents and tenants.

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Bureau of Environmental Health
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • COW Housing and Neighborhood Development
  • MA Department of Housing and Community Development
  • MA Department of Labor Standards
  • MA Department of Public Health
  • MA Department of Revenue
  • Massachusetts Health Information HIway
  • MassHousing.com
  • MassHousingRental.com
  • MassLandlords.net
  • MassLegalHelp.org
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU)
  • State of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Please use the simple search tool below to find the resources of interest to you:

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