Lead Safe Program
The Lead Safe program enables eligible low- and-moderate income homeowners and renters in targeted suburban areas outside the City of Cleveland to make changes in their homes to provide a lead safe environment for young children.
The program is administered by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, which has a grant to remediate lead hazards in the home.
Eligibility and Requirements:
Applicants must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:
1. Must be a homeowner or renter with a child age five (5) or younger living in the home or regularly attending day care in the home
2. Must meet income guidelines
3. Must be located in an eligible community
4. All children five (5) years of age or younger living or often spending time in the home (day care children) must be tested for blood lead levels within six months before remediation starts
5. The home or apartment must not be in foreclosure, and all property taxes must be current or the owner must be on a County-approved payment plan for the back property taxes
6. Landlords must agree to give preference in renting assisted units to families with children under age six for three years after the work is done, and may not raise tenant-paid monthly rents for one year after the remediation work is finished
7. Eligible lead-contaminated home repairs include: Windows, Doors, Porches, and Exterior House Repairs
Application and Contact Information
To see if you qualify for the grant, contact the Cuyahoga County Board of Health at (216) 201-2000 ext. 1527.
If you live in the City of Cleveland, you should contact the City of Cleveland Department of Public Health at 216-263-LEAD. If you live in the City of Cleveland Heights, you should contact the City Housing & Preservation office at 216-291-4869.
For additional information and to request an application, visit the Cuyahoga County Board of Health website.