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The 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.

The OHHLHC provides 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 home.

The OHHLHC has five divisions:

  • The Programs Division (PMAD) provides program management of OHHLHC's grant programs and cooperative agreements.
  • 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 agreements.
  • 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.
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