Financial Resources Eligibility Quiz

There are many myths around the cost of lead paint removal, but we can help you learn about the funding available and how you can access it. Our online quiz can provide you guidance about which program you may qualify for, however it is up to the specific program to confirm eligibility.

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Deleading Resources

Get the Lead Out: Get the Lead Out is a Low-Interest Loan Program through MassHousing to aid in the financing of lead removal. Loans are provided at 0%, 3% and 5% interest rates, determined by income. 100% of the fund provided by Get the Lead Out must be used for lead paint abatement.

Lead Safe Boston: Lead Safe Boston is a program through Boston's Department of Neighborhood Development that provides financial and technical assistance in lead paint removal to qualified property owners. Income eligibility is based on either your household income or the income of tenants living in your property. Income eligibility requirements can be found here.

Boston Home Works: The Boston HomeWorks HELP (Home Equity Loan Program) provides interest-free loans to property owners to conduct repairs on owner-occupied properties. For a 1-person household, the income limit is $75,750 and for a 2 or more person home, the income limit is $95,000. Loans from this program can be used for a variety of home repairs, including lead abatement activities like window replacement.

The American Lung Association will be hosting "Health and Medical Community Briefing on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan on Tuesday July 8th at 4:00pm. Follow this link to register:
Boston's Inspectional Services Department was honored at the National Healthy Homes Conference in Nashville last weekend with a Healthy Homes Champion Award for their proactive inspection work. Congratulations to everyone involved!! BHHSC applauds ISD for their continuing work to ensure everyone has a safe and healthy home! For more information on the proactive Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance, go to ISD's website.
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