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Our Lead and Healthy Homes Program works to improve the quality, health and safety of low-income housing in Philadelphia.

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We offer services to help you and your family make your home healthier and safer:

  • We provide information, referral and training to promote healthy homes and prevent lead poisoning.
  • We offer private in-home services to eligible families, including home inspection and remediation to reduce hazards.
  • We enforce lead laws and regulations, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Law Department.

Lead-Free Kids: Preventing Lead Poisoning in Philadelphia

In December 2016, Mayor Jim Kenney released a plan to improve the city’s efforts to prevent lead poisoning in Philadelphia.

In addition to releasing “Lead-Free Kids,” Mayor Kenney announced the formation of a Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Advisory Group, which includes city and state elected officials, City agency leaders and external stakeholders. The Advisory Group is in the process of reviewing the City’s lead plan, and will make recommendations on how to implement “Lead-Free Kids” as well as recommend actions that other organizations can take to reduce childhood lead poisoning.

Members of the public can also submit comments and recommendations to by emailing

Lead-Free Kids: Preventing Lead Poisoning in Philadelphia

2015 Philadelphia Childhood Lead Poisoning Surveillance Report


Parents and Caregivers »
Parents and caregivers can protect themselves and their families from environmental health risks.

Health Care Providers »
Medical professionals can help to prevent lead poisoning and other home-based hazards.

Landlords and Tenants »
Landlords and tenants play an important role in ensuring that rental homes are healthy and safe.

Laws and Regulations »
Laws and regulations protect Philadelphia residents from unsafe and unhealthy living conditions.

Lead Paint Disclosure and Certification »
We help landlords to comply with the Philadelphia law that requires property rented to families with children 6 years and younger to be lead safe.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Environmental Protection Agency
Pennsylvania Lead Awareness Project
USDA’s Healthy Home Partnerships