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Lead Hazard Reduction Grant & Loan Program
MD Dept. of Housing & Community Development (DHCD)


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Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development 100 Community Place
Crownsville Maryland 21032

Program Overview

Lead Hazard Reduction Grant & Loan Program is a fund to assist homeowners and landlords lessen the risk of lead poisoning and preserve the housing stock by reducing or eliminating lead-based paint hazards. All jurisdictions in Maryland

Property Eligibility Requirements

Allowable property types: Minimum program requirements include, but are not limited to: the units must be in need of lead hazard reduction activity; structurally sound upon completion of the lead hazard reduction activity; and registered with the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (rental units only). Licensed childcare facilities may also be eligible.

Benefit Details

Eligible costs may include any activity required to meet the risk reduction standards identified in Environment Article 6-815 (i.e., door and window treatments and replacement; floor treatments; paint removal, stabilization and repainting; encapsulation; enclosure; and specialized cleaning), any innovative lead hazard reduction method which is approved by DHCD, and any other lead-related costs required to meet the lead dust clearance standards. The work plan must fully address all of the lead hazards present in the project. General property improvements or rehabilitation required to bring property up to applicable building codes and standards and the cost associated with repairing minor structural deficiencies are not eligible costs.

Homebuyer Counseling /
Education Required:
Owner Occupancy Required:No

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