Brockton Lead Hazard Control Program (BLHCP)Overview of Services
WHAT WE OFFER?
- Community Outreach/Community Education
- Home Visits for Family Education/Lead Poisoning Prevention
- Lead Hazard Assessments
- Cleanup of Urgent Lead Hazards
- Moderate Risk Deleaders Class
- Renovation, Repair & Painting Rule Class
- Lead Inspections
- Lead Hazard Risk Assessments
- Lead Hazard Abatement
- Available to non-profit organizations who rent to income-eligible tenants
- Any Family with Children Under Six Years of Age
- Families who are under court order to delead or who have a child under age six
- Case Management with Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP)
- Investor-owners who rent to income-eligible tenants
- Owner occupants who wish to delead their homes for preventative reasons may qualify for and amortizing loan with a 3% to 5% interest rate.
The BLHCP offers a forgivable grant and/or a 0% interest loan (thru the Massachusetts Household Financing Agency [MFHA]) and for owner-occupied units under Court Order or an Order to Correct from their local Board of Health.
The BLHCP may also assist properties and investor-owned properties with a forgivable grant or help qualify for a 3-5% interest loan through MHFA to assist in the abatement of lead hazardous materials. The program is designed to provide an incentive for property owners to comply with lead laws, create a safe living environment and to create or maintain affordable rental units.
Maximum (MHFA) Loan Amounts
$30,000 for a single-family home
$35,000 for a 2-family home
$40,000 for a 3-family home
$45,000 for a 4-family home
Maximum Grant Amount
Up to $6,500.00 per unit
The amount of assistance is based on the number of eligible units and types of repairs. These funds benefit low to moderate-income households. The use of these funds requires that rental units be made affordable. Each property receives a Letter of Full Deleading Compliance upon completion of the program which entitles owners up to a $1,500 state tax credit for each unit deleaded. Eligibility for the program is based on total household income and household size.
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