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Overview of the Lead Safe Housing Rule

HUD issued the Lead Safe Housing Rule to protect young children from lead-based paint hazards. This regulation establishes requirements for the evaluation and reduction of lead hazards in all Federally-owned or assisted housing that was built prior to 1978. It specifies different requirements for different housing activities and exempts units that meet certain criteria.

The Lead Safe Housing Rule puts all of the Department's lead-based paint regulations within Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations as Part 35. The Lead Safe Housing Rule was issued in response to Title X of the Housing and Community development Act of 1992. Section 1012 and 1013 of Title X amended the Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Reduction Act of 1971.

After completing this topic, you will be able to:

  • Describe the Lead Safe Housing Rule, its origins and its organization.
  • Identify properties that are exempt from the Lead Safe Housing Rule.
  • Explain the recordkeeping requirements associated with the Lead Safe Housing Rule and consequences of non-compliance.

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