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.

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IN THE NEWS 

New Castle County to abate lead paint in homes for free, Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media, October 29, 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

August 10th 

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

AUGUST 27TH

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.

CONTRACTORS’ BIDS (CLICK HERE)

Interested in working for our program? Please send an email directly to NoLead@newcastlede.gov

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 How much does the Program cost?

Both the No-Lead Program and the Healthy Homes Programs are FREE for those who qualify.


Who is eligible for the free program?


 No-Lead Program

Tenants, Landlords or Owners with any of the following: 

  • A child under 6 years old
  • A pregnant person living in the home 
  • Reside in a 19703, 19720, 19801, 19802, 19805 or 19806
  • Property built before 1978
  •  Meet federal income requirements


Healthy Homes Program

  • Homes with Seniors over 62 years old
  • Homes with Persons with disabilities
  • Homes with children under 18 years old
  • Homes in New Castle County
  • Meet Federal income requirements

 

Is this a renovation program?

No, if lead or home health hazards are found, the home will be remediated accordingly. Although painting, special cleaning and/or window replacement may be required; this is not a beautification program.

How can I apply?


No-Lead Applicants

Call 302-395-5313 for an application, visit our office, or  apply online 

Healthy Homes Applicants:

Call 302-395-5312 for an application, visit our office, or apply online