HUD’s Lead-Safe Housing Rule (LSHR) applies to all target housing that is federally owned and receiving Federal assistance. This rule covers Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) managing the public housing, Housing Choice Voucher, Project-based voucher, and Project-based Rental assistance programs. The rule also includes requirements for property owners participating in these programs.
Updated Requirements for Children with Elevated Blood-Lead Levels (EBLLs)
On January 13, 2017, HUD published an amendment to the Lead Safe Housing Rule on responding to cases of children in assisted housing who have elevated blood lead levels (EBLLs). For more information, see:
What’s New: Technical Assistance on the 2017 EBLL Rule
“See PIH’s new Lead Safe Housing Rule Video Series on the updated requirements for responding to children with elevated blood lead levels on the HUD Exchange! <https://www.hudexchange.info/trainings/lead-safe-housing-rule/>
PHAs can also register with HUD Exchange to be notified of future training opportunities in other program areas.”
See the below fact sheets on the rule’s requirements and watch this page for updated trainings in 2018.
- EBLLs in the Public Housing Program: A Guide for PHAs
- Blood Lead Levels in Children: A Guide for Residents of Federally-Assisted Housing
- Working With Your Local Public Health Departments
- EBLLs in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program: A Guide for PHAs
- EBLLs in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program: A Guide for Landlords
- EBLLs in the Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Program: A Guide for PHAs
- EBLLs in the Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Program: A Guide for Landlords
HUD’s Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control has additional information about HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Rule, the Lead Disclosure Rule and additional resources for PHAs and landlords.
Other Federal Laws on Lead-based Paint
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has additional requirements for PHAs, including a requirement to ensure that all renovation, repair and painting work in properties built before 1978 are performed by certified contractors. EPA also requires that all lead-based paint Inspectors, Risk Assessors and Abatement Professionals are certified. More information is at www.epa.gov/lead and in PIH Policy Notice 2011-44.