The Lead and Healthy Homes program helps families who have elevated lead levels. Children should be tested for lead at age 1 and 2. You can learn more about lead safety from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Beginning October 1, 2020, landlords will be required to test and certify rental properties as lead-safe or lead-free, regardless of a child’s age, in order to A) execute a new or renewed lease or B) receive or renew a rental license. Learn more about this regulation. The City also has resources available for landlords.
Learn more about Philadelphia’s laws and regulations in the City’s Lead Guide.
|What tenants need to know: the Philadelphia Lead Disclosure and Certification Law PDF||As of October 1, 2020, Philadelphia amended the lead law to ensure that all landlords, regardless of children six and under, must certify their rentals lead safe or lead free.||February 23, 2021|
|Five things you can do to prevent lead poisoning PDF||Information and easy-to-follow tips about reducing the risk of lead exposure in the home.||November 8, 2018|
|Water and lead concerns: frequently asked questions PDF||Information about lead poisoning and the safety of Philadelphia's water supply.||November 8, 2018|
|Renovate right (English) PDF||A pamphlet from the Environmental Protection Agency that contractors must provide to homeowners and tenants before starting work.||November 8, 2018|
|Renovate right (Español) PDF||A pamphlet from the Environmental Protection Agency that contractors must provide to homeowners and tenants before starting work.||November 8, 2018|