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    The Lead Hazard Control Program offers assistance to Homeowners and Landlords to eliminate lead paint hazards in their homes.
     

    The City of Grand Rapids has partnered with the Kent County Health Department, the Healthy Homes Coalition, the Rental Property Owners Association, LINC Community Revitalization, and many others in the Get the Lead Out! Initiative in the task of eliminating childhood lead poisoning in Grand Rapids.
     

    Eligible Homes

    • Homes located within the program's target area in the City of Grand Rapids
    • Owner-occupied homes or rental units (one- to four-unit buildings only)
    • Household income that falls within the maximum household income guidelines
      • for example, $53,450 for a family of four
    • A home or apartment in which a child under the age of six resides or receives regular childcare
    • Vacant family-friendly rental units may also qualify

     

                                                  

     

     

    Lead Hazard Control Program Target Area (in blue)

     

    Assistance for Homeowners

    • Homeowners are eligible for a no interest loan of up to $16,000.  Up to 50% of the loan may be forgiven.
    • Other hazards in the home identified by the Healthy Home Rating Tool may be addressed at little or no cost to the Homeowner.
    • To apply for assistance, download an application here (PDF), and the EPA Booklet:  Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home (en Espanol) or call the Housing Rehabilitation Office at (616) 456-3030 to have one mailed to you.

    Assistance for Landlords

    • Rental property owners may be eligible for deferred loans of up to $14,000 for one unit, $18,000 for 2 - 4 unit properties, with a co-pay of 10% of the contract cost (minimum co-pay is $300).
    • Other hazards in the home identified by the Healthy Home Rating Tool may be addressed at little or no cost to the property owner.
    • Rental properties must be affirmatively marketed to families with young children at affordable rents for at least the next three years.
    • Landlords or their maintenance staff must become EPA- Certified Renovators.  This training is available through the Rental Property Owners Association (616) 454-3385.
    • To apply for assistance, download an application here (PDF), and the EPA Booklet: Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home, or call the Housing Rehabilitation Office at (616) 456-3030 to have one mailed to you.

    If you would prefer to pick-up an application, the Housing Rehabilitation Office is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm. Monday through Friday.

    Mail or return your completed application to:

    City of GR Community Development Department
    Housing Rehabilitation Division
    300 Monroe Avenue NW, Suite 440
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503


    PROTECT your children
    PROTECT your investment
    PROTECT your home