• By Lee E Wasserman, LEW Corporation

How to Address your Lead Based Paint and Lead Hazard Program


The real tsunami of lead paint, lead related hazards, litigation, and accountability for HUD associated programs has begun. If you receive, partake, score, manage, or own a HUD oriented program property, I strongly suggest that you familiarize yourself with the contents of this article, and find qualified knowledgeable assistance if needed. The only silly question is the one you don't ask. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) implemented two recent regulatory changes, and one recent HUD guidance notice to REAC inspectors and federal assisted property owners. In 2016, HUD published in the federal register its proposed amendments to its 24 CFR part 35 regulations. Most importantly, this includes a change in definition and level of what is to be considered an elevated blood Lead level, aka lead poisoned child. If such a case exists changes have been made to what you are required to do, who to notify, what time frames to address, and possible requirements to now assess all other units in accordance. Secondly, HUD issued Notice H2016-10 to REAC inspectors, as well as owners and managers of project based rental assisted properties.

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