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. The Program also identifies and mitigates health and safety hazards in the homes of low-income families enrolled in the program.
Work is completed by certified lead abatement contractors. Testing is done to ensure properties are safe before residents return. If health and safety hazards are identified during the initial risk assessment, the program will coordinate the work between the property owner and contractor after the lead hazard control work is complete. 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.
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).