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Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH)


National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 20-26. To assist stakeholders in promotong NLPPW in their communities, HUD, CDC, and EPA worked together to develop the Partner Information Kit and other Outreach materials.

The Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) 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 Programs Division provides program management, oversight and technical assistance of OLHCHH's grant programs.
  • The Programs and Regulatory Support Division ensures regulatory compliance with the Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Rule and the Lead Safe Housing Rule as well as provides program and technical support to our grantees and stakeholders. Enforcement and support for the Lead Regulations are major functions of the group as well as outreach, technical assistance and guidance on lead an healthy homes issues. OLHCHH Contact Information by Region.
  • The Grant Services Division provides the overall supervision of the grant's management life cycle. This consists of administrative, negotiation, awarding, ensuring compliance to meet federal regulations or agency policies, financial audits, regulatory review and award closeout for the OLHCHH's grant and cooperative agreement.
  • The Policy and Standards Division develops healthy homes guidelines and standards, oversees research studies, and provides technical assistance on policy issues for OLHCHH and other HUD Program Offices.
  • The Post-Disaster Healthy Housing Resources page informs users on the essentials of healthy homes for post natural disaster restoration of homes, including the principles and technical aspects of the safe and proper response and removal of mold, asbestos, lead, and other hazards and unsafe conditions. Click here for helpful resources.



Healthy Homes Youth App

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Content for this app was developed specifically for middle schoolers & educates them on the principles of a healthy home in a preteen-family format.
Navigation is simple & intuitive. Interaction features include Train the Brain & the ability to save a list of items found in the home.