HUD Lead-Based Paint Regulation Implementation for Federally Assisted Housing Rehabilitation Programs

The Model Document Set

Having the proper documents will help facilitate implementation of the requirements under the new lead regulation. These model documents have been created by NCHH to assist CDBG and HOME grantees, community development corporations, rehab specialists, and other housing rehabilitation professionals in implementing the requirements of the new HUD Lead-Based Paint Regulation. The documents include commonly-used policy statements, contract language, forms, and checklists that have been amended to include provisions that help satisfy the regulation requirements, and new documents that must be used to meet new requirements.

The first document consists of a hypothetical list of all existing typical rehab documents, in the order that they might be required. The list is annotated to highlight the model documents that are provided here: existing documents with revisions to incorporate lead-based paint requirements are in italic print; documents which are newly required due to the lead-based paint requirements are in bold print.

The remaining 18 documents have been amended to show some sample program-specific information. For example, some documents are labeled “Our Program” at the top and have a generic address. These “placeholders” should be replaced with the correct details for the local agency, program, or contractor. By adopting these documents (or portions thereof), whether to revise current rehab documents or establish new ones, programs can advance the administrative transition needed to start implementing the new rules.

Users of the model documents are advised to determine whether they are suitable for their individual programs and to consult, as necessary, with legal counsel.

Accessing the Documents

Each document is formatted in Microsoft Word. To download a document by saving it to your computer in order to modify it in a word processing program other than Word, right-click the title, select “Save link as…” in the menu provided, and save the document to a local directory. Be sure to check the bottom of your screen for a warning from your system (“[File name.doc] can’t be downloaded securely”); if you receive such a caution, simply click on the arrow and select “Keep.”

See “Resources” below for the document list.