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The Lead-Safe Housing and Paint Program provides free risk assessment for lead hazards, painting services to qualified owner-occupied low- and moderate-income households.


Eligible Applicants: Oakland property owners living in the unit to be painted; must meet ONE of the following:

  • The head of household must be at least 62 years of age OR
  • The resident has a physical disability that prevents him/her from doing the painting OR
  • A child under 6 resides or visits frequently OR
  • An expectant mother resides at the property

Location: The property must be located within one of the seven Community Development Districts.

Eligible Properties: 1 to 4 unit residential properties.

Income: Your household income cannot exceed 50% of the area median income. Families with children under age 6 may have incomes up to 80% of the area median income. Refer to the area rent and income limits.

Occupancy: Applicant must occupy the property. All owners on record must apply.

Eligible Uses: Grant funds can only be used for exterior and interior painting or soil lead hazard abatement.

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