The Lead Safe Housing Program addresses lead paint hazards in homes belonging to families with low to moderate incomes at no cost to the homeowner. The goal is to prevent children and pregnant people from getting poisoned by lead paint. Lead paint has been used in homes built before 1978.
What is Lead?
Lead is a naturally occurring element that has been used in a wide variety of products including plumbing materials, gasoline, and paint. When lead paint gets old or damaged, it creates lead dust and chips.
Lead Paint is Dangerous!
Lead paint can cause health problems, especially to children under 6 years old. Exposure to lead paint can cause delayed growth, behavioral problems, poor hearing, headaches, and brain damage.
Do I Qualify for the Program?
You may be eligible if
You own a home within the City of Clarksville
Your home was built before 1978
A child under 6 years old lives in your home or visits your home frequently (60 hours per year), OR a pregnant person lives in your home
You meet federal income requirements (see the below table)
Household Size (Persons)
Fill out the Lead Safe Assessment to find out if you qualify for the Lead Safe Housing Program. If you need assistance completing the pre-screen, call us at 931-648-6133.