HUD Provides Lead-Safe Housing Rule Training Material

HUD has added training and resource webpages with information about federal lead regulations and the Lead Safe Housing Rule (LSHR) Amendment for pre-1978 housing on its website. The goal of these resources is to help public housing agencies (PHAs), HUD grantees, and owners respond to cases of elevated blood lead levels in children younger than 6 years old living in federally assisted homes. HUD’s Office of Lead Hazzard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCCH) administers grant programs to reduce lead-based paint hazards and enforces the lead-based paint regulations.

HUD published on January 13, 2017, an amendment to the Lead Safe Housing Rule regarding the obligation to respond promptly to cases of children under age of 6 living in certain categories of HUD-assisted homes who have elevated blood lead levels (EBLLs).

The Lead Safe Housing Rule training webpage has two trainings, one for properties with tenant-based rental assistance (TBRA) and another for public housing and private housing assisted with HUD project-based assistance. For each, in addition to the webinars themselves, HUD provides webinar slides, a recording, and a transcript. In addition, there are three videos addressing the LSHR Amendment for public housing units, Housing Choice Voucher units, and Project-Based Voucher units.

OLHCHH also has a webpage devoted to Lead-Safe Housing Rule resources with a definitions handout; a renovation, repair, and painting (RRP) handout; and the lead disclosure rule.

The training webpage is at:

The resources webpage is at:

The Office of Lead Hazzard Control and Healthy Homes webpage is at:

More about lead hazard control and healthy homes is at page 6-1 of NLIHC’s 2019 Advocates’ Guide.