Henderson Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Program
CURRENTLY ENROLLING HENDERSON RESIDENTS
On August 1, 2013, the City of Henderson was awarded a total of $2.3 million through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control (OHHLHC). The purpose is to reduce lead-based paint hazards in pre-1978 homes. This is a collaborative project between City of Henderson and the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV).
Information and Requirements:
• Available to homeowners and renters (including apartments)
• Eligible households must have at least one child 5 years or younger that lives or visits the home OR someone that is pregnant live or visits the home.
• No-cost lead-based paint and healthy homes inspections will be provided
• Potential services provided, but are not limited to:
o Lead-based paint stabilization (e.g. repainting)
o Lead-based paint abatement
o Education and Healthy Homes supplies
o Maintenance and home repairs, including roofs and plumbing
o Asthma trigger reduction
o Weatherization testing and solar screens
o Duct system repairs
o Electrical repairs and installation of safety devices
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Why should I remove lead-based paint from my home?
Lead is a naturally occurring heavy metal that historically was added to gasoline and residential paint. Homes build before 1978 may contain lead-based paint, which becomes a health hazard as the paint ages, cracks and peels. Even the smallest amount of deterioration of lead-based paint can harm children and cause irreversible health effects. The only way to know if your home has lead-based paint is to have a lead-based paint inspection and risk assessment.
Contact our office at 702-267-2000 or Jennifer Berger by email for additional information.