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:
321 University Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 685-2788
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.
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.
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 can consult with LHHP’s full-time nurse by calling (215) 685-2788.