MICHIGAN’S LEAD SAFE HOME PROGRAM
The Lead Safe Home Program at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services offers assistance to low and moderate- income families, as well as Rental Property Owners, in making their homes lead-safe for children. The Program has made over 2,600 homes lead-safe since March, 1998. Hundreds of young children now live in housing made lead safe through our program.
What is the Lead Safe Home Program?
If you are eligible for the Lead Safe Home Program, we will provide a FREE Lead Inspection On your home and an average of $10,000 or more in work to make your home lead-safe, including items such as new windows, doors, painting and cleaning. Both rental properties and owner occupied properties are eligible.
To qualify for the Lead Safe home Program, you must meet ALL criteria in EITHER Option 1 OR Option 2 but are not required to meet both options:
|□||There must be a child under 19 years of age or pregnant female enrolled in Medicaid|
|□||Your home must be located in Flint OR elsewhere if a child under 19 years of age with a lead level of 5 or higher resides.|
|□||There must be a child under 6 years of age OR a pregnant female LIVING IN the home;|
|□||Your home must be located in Genesee, Ingham, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Lenawee, Macomb, Oakland or Saginaw county or the city of Detroit, OR elsewhere if a child under 6 years of age with a lead level of 5 or higher resides.|
|□||Occupant income (gross) must be low or moderate;|
|□||Your home or apartment must be built prior to 1978;|
|□||The property taxes on your home must be paid up-to-date or on an active payment plan.|
In addition, eligibility is also based on condition of home and estimated cost of fixing lead hazards. In some target areas, it may be necessary that you first apply to the local lead program covering your area. Finally, please note that each family may receive different repairs based on where lead hazards are identified and the option above in which your family is eligible.
Priority will be given to families meeting the following criteria:
° Your child or a visiting child has an elevated blood lead level
° Your home is occupied by a pregnant woman.
° Your home was built prior to 1940.
° Your home is used as an in-home daycare.
The following commitments must be made by the household:
Owner Occupied:Grant funds will be provided towards lead hazard control. The homeowner may be asked to contribute a small amount to project cost.