Lead & healthy homes Programs
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded more than $314 million to 77 state and local government agencies to protect children and families from lead-based paint and home health hazards. New Castle County was awarded a $3.3 million-dollar grant for The No Lead Program and a $2 million-dollar grant for The Healthy Homes Production Grant Program. These grants will give us the opportunity to conduct lead hazards and address healthy home hazards on over 260 homes.
Established in 2019, The Lead Program, aka “No Lead”, addresses and remediates lead hazards in homes within 5 zip codes: 19703, 19720, 19801,19802, 19805 & 19806. Households with children under the age of 6, with pregnant women, or those built before 1978 may be eligible.
Beginning 2022, The Healthy Homes Production Grant Program, aka “Healthy Homes” is available to all New Castle County zip codes. Eligible households may be those with seniors over 62, persons with disabilities or children under 18. A Healthy Home Assessment (HHA) is performed, to identify hazards such as radon, carbon monoxide, lead hazard, damp & mold, leaking roofs, excess heat and/or cold, falls in bathroom, electrical hazards, structural collapse, lighting issues, pests & food safety, or unsafe windows and doors. If any health hazards are found during the assessment, we may be able to address the problem for FREE.
IN THE NEWS
New Castle County to abate lead paint in homes for free, Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media, October 29, 2019
Join us on Wednesday, August 10th, 2 - 5PM! Talk to one of our representatives at any of these locations!
Wilmington Public Library: 10 East 10th St., Wilmington 19801
Claymont Library: 400 Lenape Way, Claymont 19703
Route 9 Library: 3022 New Castle Ave., New Castle 19720
North Wilmington Library: 300 N. Market St., Wilmington 19802
The No-Lead & Healthy Home Programs will be attending the Eastside Give Back Day! hosted by The YMCA - Downtown Branches.
This event will take place on Saturday, August 27th 2022, from 11AM - 4PM. 1000 N. Walnut Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. Meet us there for a day of fun! The YMCA's event will host Drill Teams, Food Trucks, Face Painting, a live DJ, Giveaways, Vendors, Haircuts, Entertainment & more!
For more information please click here or call (302) 395-5313.
Interested in working for our program? Please send an email directly to NoLead@newcastlede.gov
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