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Lead Safe Housing & Healthy Homes

Program Description

Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) and the Louisiana Department of Health’s (LDH) Healthy Homes and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program have partnered in the administration of the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant. The objective of the grant is to create healthy living conditions for children under the age of six, educating the public on hazards of lead poisoning, identifying children with a Blood-Lead Level (BLL) greater than 5 (five) and leveraging other resources such as Weatherization Assistance funding, when possible, to make additional improvements to the dwelling.

The following 20 parishes are included in the Grant Program:

  • Avoyelles
  • Caddo
  • Calcasieu
  • Catahoula
  • Claiborne
  • East Baton Rouge
  • East Carroll
  • Iberia
  • Jefferson Davis
  • Madison
  • Morehouse
  • Natchitoches
  • Orleans
  • Quachita
  • Rapides
  • Red River
  • Sabine
  • St. Landry
  • St. Mary
  • Webster

*Parishes were selected due to testing results provided by LDH which showed these parishes to be the top parishes with elevated blood level in children under the age of six.

**If a home is located in a Coastal Area and/or Floodplain, they are not eligible for this initial phase.

Qualify & Apply

  • Located in one of the eligible targeted parishes and have children with elevated blood lead levels residing in the unit.
  • Occupied by low or very low-income tenants / owner-occupants at or below 80% of the Area Median Income for the parish in which they reside.
  • Occupied by a family who has at least one child under six (6) years or there is a child under six (6) years of age who spends an average of 10 hours or more per week (a period of Sunday through Saturday) in a rental unit. Each day’s visits must last at least 3 hours and the combined weekly visit last at least 6 hours. The combined annual visits must total at least 60 hours.
  • To submit your application, please mail your submission and all required documents to:
    Louisiana Housing Corporation
    Attn: Cindy Campbell, Program Manager
    11637 Industriplex Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
    RE: Application for Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant
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Additional Information

Grants may also be made to assist rental housing. At least 50 percent of the units must be occupied by or made available to families with incomes at or below 50 percent of the area median income level. The remaining rental units must be occupied and/or made available to families with incomes at or below 80 percent of the area median income level.

Eligibility is not guaranteed. For additional information or questions, please contact Cindy Campbell at ccampbell@lhc.la.gov.