The Orange County Office of Community Development in partnership with the Department of Health offers a “Lead Hazard Reduction Program”. The program’s goal is to make interior and exterior housing surfaces lead safe.
Where Does Lead Come From? Lead Comes From:
Lead dust from moving parts of windows and doors that are painted with lead-based paint.
Lead-based paint on wood trim, walls, cabinets in kitchens and bathrooms, porches, stairs, railings and fire escapes.
Soil contaminated from lead-based paint and leaded gasoline.
Drinking water where old lead pipes or lead solder was used.
Removing old paint when refinishing furniture.
Lead dust from repairing or remodeling.
Do You Qualify?
Homeowners and landlords of pre-1978 houses or apartments may be eligible for lead hazard control work up to $10,000 per residential dwelling unit.
Homeowners must meet modest household income guidelines (currently $65,800 for a family of four). Landlord properties qualify based on tenant income, not landlord income.
Owner occupied homes must have a child under six years old who live in or regularly visits the home.
Landlords may apply for assistance for rental housing, occupied or vacant units. Landlords must give preference to families with a child under six who either lives in, or visits the rental unit. This requirement will remain in effect for a five-year period.
If you are interested in applying for the Lead Hazard Reduction Program funding, please call (845)-615-3811 or email CommDev@orangecountygov.com.
The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Highway.