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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. This plan, called “Lead-Free Kids: Preventing Lead Poisoning in Philadelphia,” describes actions that City agencies are taking or will take to reduce lead poisoning.

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. This Advisory Group met several times in January and February 2017 to review “Lead-Free Kids” and offer additional recommendations on how the City and other entities can reduce lead poisoning. The Advisory Group has now released draft recommendations, available below, and is accepting public comment on these recommendations.

Members of the public can comment on the Advisory Group’s recommendations in one of two ways:

  1. By email to LeadAdvisoryGroup@phila.gov; by Friday, March 24th at 5 pm ET or,
  2. In person at the Advisory Group’s public comment session. This session has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 4:30 pm. The meeting will take place in the Municipal Services Building, 1401 JFK Blvd., Room 1450.

The Advisory Group will consider all timely comments made by members of the public before finalizing its recommendations later this spring. The final recommendations will be presented to the Mayor and City Council as well as published on this website

Lead-Free Kids: Preventing Lead Poisoning in Philadelphia

2015 Philadelphia Childhood Lead Poisoning Surveillance Report

Philadelphia Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Advisory Group: Draft Recommendations

Services

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.

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