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Lead and Healthy Homes Program

Ensuring Philadelphians have safe and healthy homes, free from lead and other hazards.


The conditions in your home can have a major impact on your health and the health of your children. The Lead and Healthy Homes Program (LHHP) works to improve the health and safety of housing in Philadelphia by:

  • Providing information, referral, and training to promote healthy homes and prevent lead poisoning.
  • Working with families, homeowners, and landlords to reduce lead hazards in homes.
  • Providing home inspection and remediation to eligible families.
  • Enforcing lead laws and regulations in collaboration with the Philadelphia Law Department.


7801 Essington Ave.
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19153

Process and eligibility

If your child’s blood lead level tests at or above 3.5 ug/dL (micrograms per deciliter), the healthcare provider will notify LHHP. We will contact you to offer services and resources.

Two people will schedule a visit to your home: a health educator and a licensed lead inspector. The health educator will provide information and resources to help you keep your home free of lead dust. The licensed lead inspector will test every painted surface to see where there is lead in your home.

We provide these services free of charge.

Removing lead from your home

You may be eligible for help with removing the lead in your home. This depends on your income, the size of your family, and the scale of the problem. We will work with you to see if you qualify for funding. If you qualify, we will help to coordinate the lead removal.

If we can’t help you remove the lead, we will contact the property owner and make sure they complete the work. Afterwards, we will check that the lead was completely removed.

Asthma and other health issues

If you have a child with asthma, or have other health and safety problems in the home, LHHP can provide information and resources. Call (215) 685-2788 to get more information.

Medical professionals

Medical professionals can consult with LHHP’s full-time nurse by calling (215) 685-2788.