Hennepin County administers U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) lead grants to protect children from exposure to lead-based paint hazards. Grant assistance is available to eligible homeowners and rental property owners for lead-safe renovation and lead painted window replacement in pre-1978 housing.
Since Hennepin’s lead prevention program began in 2003, the county has secured more than $21 million in lead abatement grants from HUD, matched with more than $14 million from local, state and private resources, creating approximately 1,600 lead-safe housing units in Hennepin.
The grant program overview outlines the property eligibility criteria.
Hennepin County maintains a list of contractors who have had lead-safe work practices training. The list is used regularly by property owners participating in Hennepin County's lead grant program.
Lead-safe work practices training information can be found on the City of Minneapolis website.
The Hennepin County lead-safe housing registry is hosted by HousingLink. It is a searchable affordable housing list with the option to search for units made lead-safe through the Hennepin County Lead Hazard Control Grant programs.
Hennepin County is also administering a Health Homes grant for residential property in the suburban cities only (excludes Minneapolis). The grant will provide an assessment for health and safety hazards in your home including radon, moisture, trips and falls, and other safety issues. The grant also has funds available to help correct the hazards.
Information regarding lead poisoning prevention and the health effects of lead exposure can be found on the Minnesota Department of Health website.
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