Healthy & Lead-Safe Homes

Since 1994, VHCB's Healthy & Lead-Safe Homes Program has assisted more than 2,600 landlords and income-eligible homeowners to reduce the risk of lead poisoning caused by lead-based paint hazards.

The VHCB Healthy & Lead-Safe Homes Program was created to reduce lead-based paint hazards in housing serving low-income families. The Program has administered nearly $32 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development to control lead paint hazards in homes and apartments throughout the state. 

Work is completed by certified lead abatement contractors. Testing is done to ensure properties are safe before residents return. For more information, please see the program brochure and Frequently Asked Questions

We are available by phone at (802) 828-5064 or 1-800-290-0527 during normal business hours.         

            Homeowners                                                                 Multi-Family Dwellings

   Must have a child under 6                                            5 year deferred, interest free loan
   10 year deferred, interest free loan                              20% forgiveness per year
   10% forgiveness per year                                              Work includes interior and exterior painting
    Work includes interior and exterior painting              Possible window replacement
    Possible window replacement  

If you are a landlord and have questions about filing your compliance statement, please contact the Healthy Homes Lead Poisoning Prevention Program at the Vermont Department of Health: 802-863-7220 or 800-439-8550 (toll-free in VT).