HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) is conducting three trainings to review federal lead regulations and discuss the Lead Safe Housing Rule (LSHR) Amendment for pre-1978 housing. The trainings will discuss how to respond to cases of elevated blood lead levels (EBLL) in children less than six years old living in federally assisted housing. Resident leaders and advocates could benefit from participating in the trainings even though they are oriented to public housing agencies (PHAs) administering public housing and Housing Choice Vouchers, as well as owners of privately owned properties assisted with Project-Based Section 8 rental assistance. Separately, OLHCHH added a new module specific to public housing (Subpart L) to its existing Lead Safe Housing Rule Toolkit.
The sessions will be recorded and accessible on HUD Exchange after they take place. In addition, the content of the sessions was previously presented in webinars held during the fall of 2019:
- LSHR Amendment Training for HUD Funded Recipients Who Administer TBRA Webinar
- LSHR Amendment Training for Conventional Public Housing and PBA Programs Webinar
There will be two sessions pertaining to Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, (assuming HUD is referring to Housing Choice Vouchers): one on November 15 and one on November 17, both from 1 to 3 pm ET. Register for either here. A training on December 6 from 2 to 4 pm ET will address public housing and private housing with project-based rental assistance. Register here.
Separately, OLHCHH added a new module specific to public housing (Subpart L) to its existing Lead Safe Housing Rule Toolkit. Subpart L also refers to a subpart of 24 CFR part 35, “Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention in Certain Residential Structures,” starting at Section 35.1100. As with the other components of the Toolkit, the public housing module provides a summary of the LSHR requirements for public housing and how PHAs must prepare to comply with the law and regulation. The basic approach is to assure that public housing units are evaluated, that paint is properly maintained, and that a PHA takes special steps to respond if a child less than six years of age has a verified elevated blood lead level (EBLL). There are sections describing communicating with residents, conducting lead-based paint inspections and risk assessments, describing ongoing maintenance issues and period re-evaluations, explaining how to conduct repair work, and responding to cases of children with an EBLL.
Read the Lead Safe Housing Rule Toolkit at: https://bit.ly/3U22ihQ
Read the Public Housing Module (Subpart L) at: https://bit.ly/3UorYFr
More information about Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes can be found on page 6-1 of NLIHC’s 2022 Advocates’ Guide.