EPA/DOJ Settlement on Alleged Non-Compliance with EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule

The Rhode Island Environmental Lead Program is sharing information about the settlement of an EPA/DOJ federal judicial case that was filed in federal court on December 17, 2020. The case settlement is the result of a nationwide EPA investigation into alleged non-compliance with the EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule, as well as some […]

Massachusetts-Lead Abatement Financial Assistance Available

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded nearly $165 million to 44 state and local government agencies in 23 states to protect children and families from lead-based paint and home health hazards. Out of this award, over 12 million is coming to the Massachusetts communities of Brockton, Lawrence, and New Bedford. […]

Childhood Lead Action Project in Rhode Island

Founded in 1992 by parents, medical professionals, and social justice activists, the Childhood Lead Action Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating childhood lead poisoning in Rhode Island through parent support, community-based education, and grassroots advocacy. The Childhood Lead Action Project’s activities for Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and Children’s Health Month include: Multilingual lead […]

$12.3 Million Awarded to Protect NH Families from Lead

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded more than $12.3 million in New Hampshire to help state and local government agencies protect children and families from lead-based paint and home health hazards. This funding is part of $165 million being awarded nationally to 44 state and local government agencies in 23 states. […]

EPA Announces 12 Healthy Communities Grants Awarded Across Four New England States

EPA announces 12 Healthy Communities Grants awarded across four New England states totaling $372,286. Funding will support the following lead-related projects: The Centro de Apoyo Familiar project in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Childhood Lead Action Project in New Hampshire, and the Clean Water Fund in Connecticut. EPA New England’s Healthy Communities Grant Program combines resources […]

City of Portsmouth Shared Lead & Copper Corrosion Control Program

The U.S. EPA and NHDES created the Protect Your Tap: 10-Minute Lead Test, an online guide that walks homeowners through a series of steps to see if they have lead pipes bringing water into their home, how to reduce their exposure to lead, and how to get their water tested. The City of Portsmouth implemented […]

Rhode Island Housing

RIHousing LeadSafe Homes Program – The LeadSafe Homes Program provides assistance to remediate lead-paint based hazards inside and outside of the home. In most instances, this assistance is free, and is available to both single and multi-family properties statewide. More information on the program can be found at leadsafehomesri.com [leadsafehomesri.com], and applicants can apply online […]

RI Environmental Lead Program June 2020

As of October 1, 2019, the lead hazard mitigation program has been assimilated into the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) Lead Based Paint Program. This is a lead safety initiative to create one comprehensive, compliance driven integrated Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. (This program was previously housed in the Housing Resources Commission (HRC) which had […]

Vermont’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program – 2019 Data Update

Vermont has made steady progress in reducing the number of children with blood lead levels at or above 5 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL). From 2006 through 2019, the percentage of 1- and 2-year olds with blood lead levels greater than or equal to 5 µg/dL declined (1-year olds from 19.4% to 4.2%, and 2-year olds […]

NH Hosts Property Owner Information Sessions on Lead Hazards in Rental Units

The NH Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program has been hosting education sessions for property owners since June 2019. The two hour sessions are held in Concord at the Division of Public Health Services. HHLPPP staff collaborate with representatives from NH Legal Assistance and the State’s three HUD Lead Hazard Control Grant Programs to […]