Resources Community Environment Health Resource Center, CEHRC Resident Agreement [pdf] Community Environment Health Resource Center, Respecting and Protecting the Rights of Families and Tenants [pdf] Launching a Healthy Homes Initiative Exercise 5 CEHRC Visual Survey [pdf] CEHRC – Visual Survey… More

National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition – Quarterly Meetings and Events Overview This is an older version of a web page that exists elsewhere on the site. Visit this page instead. National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition… More

2016 June 2016: National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition webinar recording Healthy Housing for Older Adults: Housing as a Platform for Community Health Systems Nancy Rockett Eldridge, Executive Director, National Center for Healthy Housing, Columbia, Maryland; [pdf] Abigail M.… More

EPA’s Lead Hazard Standards The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule regarding standards for the identification of dangerous levels of lead took effect March 6, 2001. The standards identify when lead-based paint, lead-contaminated dust, and… More

Healthy Housing Codes NCHH and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) have collected state landlord-tenant codes that address health concerns in housing. These healthy housing codes set the minimum standards for rental property and assigns specific duties… More

HUD Lead-Based Paint Regulation Implementation for 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… More

Lead Exposure and Education Results Lead poisoning has serious implications for children’s health, education, and ability to thrive. There are significant harmful effects on young children even with low blood lead levels, including decreased IQ and… More

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Project Funder: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Project Contact: David E. Jacobs, or 443.539.4157 Project Description: This report, prepared by NCHH’s David Jacobs, examines how… More

Maryland Lead Law Maryland Environmental Article 6-8 – “The Lead Poisoning Prevention Program” Statute Maryland Environmental Article 6-8, also referred to as Maryland Housing Bill 760, “The Lead Poisoning Prevention Program” statute, was signed into law in… More

Massachusetts Lead Law Massachusetts enacted one of the nation’s first state lead poisoning prevention laws in 1971. The original statute embodied the principle of primary prevention, which remains at the heart of the current law. Since… More

Milwaukee Lead Law Milwaukee Pilot Project Lead Ordinance In March 1999, the Milwaukee City Council unanimously approved a Community Lead Safe Zones ordinance, a highly targeted three-year pilot project to control lead paint hazards in pre-1950 residential… More

Model Legislative Language The National Task Force on Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction and Financing, mandated by the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act (Title X), devised and agreed to 59 specific policy recommendations to address lead… More

New Bern Lead Abatement Ordinance In May 2000, the city of New Bern, North Carolina, passed an ordinance to require lead-safety precautions during renovation and remodeling activities in residential dwellings built prior to 1978. The goal… More

North Carolina Lead Law Background on the Preventative Maintenance Program In 1997 the North Carolina General Assembly adopted the Childhood Lead Exposure Control Act that established a new lead-based paint Preventative Maintenance Program (PMP). The PMP is… More

Rocky Mount Integrated Rehabilitation Loan and Preventative Maintenance Program In November 2000, the City of Rocky Mount’s (North Carolina) Planning Department developed a program to link rehabilitation activities supported with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds… More

Rules and Regulations Governing Lead Safety   HUD Regulations Requirements for the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Federally-Owned or -Assisted Housing – Title X of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992, Sections 1012… More

San Francisco Lead Law San Francisco Lead-Based Paint Ordinance Effective January 5, 1998, legislation was passed by the Board of Supervisors and signed by the Mayor that amends the San Francisco Building Code (SFBC Ch. 36). The… More

State and Local Lead Laws Several cities have enacted exemplary prevention-oriented lead laws. They are exemplary because they prohibit lead hazards or require cleanup across the housing stock. NCHH developed summaries of seven such laws as… More