Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control (OHHLHC) is unique
among federal agencies. In 1991, Congress established HUD's Office
of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control to eliminate lead-based
paint hazards in America's privately-owned and low-income housing.
The OHHLHC is unique among federal agencies dealing with lead-based
paint hazards, because the Office brings science to bear directly
upon America's housing and provides grants for communities to address
their own lead paint hazards.
funds to state and local governments to develop cost-effective ways
to reduce lead-based paint hazards. In addition, the office enforces
HUD’s lead-based paint regulations, provides public outreach and
technical assistance, and conducts technical studies to help protect
children and their families from health and safety hazards in the
OHHLHC has five divisions:
- The Programs Division (PMAD) provides program management
of OHHLHC's grant programs and cooperative
- The Regional Management and Technical Services Division
provides program and technical support to our grantees and stakeholders.
Each of these individuals works in a HUD field office as a regional
point of contact on issues and activities.
- The Lead Programs Enforcement
Division ensures regulatory compliance with the Lead-Based
Paint Disclosure Rule and the Lead Safe Housing Rule.
- The Grants Services Division
provides administrative oversight of OHHLHC's grants and cooperative
- The Policy
and Standards Division develops healthy homes guidelines and
standards, oversees research studies, and provides technical assistance
on policy issues for OHHLHC and other HUD Program Offices.