Lead Hazard Reduction Program Application and Requirements

Hamilton County Public Health was awarded $2 million from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) for the Lead Hazard Reduction Grant Program.  Funding is available to reduce lead paint hazards in homes built before 1978, as well as address healthy housing issues such as ventilation and moisture control. This program is available for low-income families who have a child under the age of 6 years old, a pregnant woman, or where a child under 6 years old spends time. There are no fees or out of pocket expenses in most cases to participate in this program. Click the arrow below for instructions on how to apply!

Location Requirements

Eligible applicants must live in Hamilton County, excluding the cities of Cincinnati, Norwood, and Springdale.

For more information on locations within Hamilton County Public Health’s jurisdiction, go to Who We Serve

Pre-Screening Eligibility Requirements

  • The home is a single family or multi-family property (4 units or less) built before 1978.
    • The property must have one or more bedrooms per unit (No efficiency apartments).
  • Residents must be at or below 80% of the area median income (AMI).
  • The household must include either a child under the age of 6, a pregnant woman, or have a child under the age of 6 that regularly visits the home for 6 of more hours per week.
    • Priority will be given to homes occupied by a child under the age of 6 whose blood lead level is 5 μg/dL or greater.
  • The home can be owner occupied or rental housing.
  • Property taxes and mortgage payments (if applicable) must be current.
  • Utilities including water and electricity must be on and available

Post Lead Hazard Reduction Requirements

To be eligible for this grant, owner-occupied units must keep the property as their primary residence for 3 years after work is completed.

Owners of rental units must make units available to low-income families, with priority given to renters with children under six, for 3 years after work is completed.

How to Apply

You care about the health of your family, and we want to help make your home a safer and healthier place. If you, or someone you know, meets the requirements stated above, we want you to apply!

To get started:

  1. Download the Cover Letter for more information about the application process and necessary documents.
  2. Download and complete the Property Application, Occupant Information, and Relocation Information electronically or by printing and clearly filling them out.
  3. Send in your Property Application, Occupant Information, and all other required documents.
    • Electronic forms can be emailed to: LeadHazardReduction@hamilton-co.org
    • Printed forms can be dropped off at or mailed to:
      Hamilton County Public Health
      Lead Hazard Reduction Program
      250 William Howard Taft, 2nd Floor
      Cincinnati, OH 45219
    • Printed forms can be faxed to: 513.946.7890

For any questions or assistance with applications, reach out to us at HCPH.LeadHazardReduction@hamilton-co.org or call us at (513) 946-7879.