HUD Announces Campaign to Safeguard Children from Lead Poisoning

HUD has announced the Protect Our Kids! Campaign, a new initiative to safeguard young children from lead poisoning as part of National Healthy Homes Month. The campaign aims to review and enforce compliance with regulations concerning lead hazards. The effort will work to ensure that landlords follow through on their legal obligations to disclose lead-based paint hazards in their properties and that all federally assisted homes in the U.S. are lead-safe.

HUD estimates that indoor environmental hazards, like lead-based paint, mold, pests, water leaks, and more, are present in nearly 30 million U.S. homes. HUD is taking legal action against landlords and local governments to make housing safer.

The press release on the Protect Our Kids! Campaign is available at: