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Lead Abatement Grant - City of Newark

HUD has awarded the City of Newark a $5.6 million Lead Hazard Reduction (LHR) grant to help Newark residents to live in a lead safe environment

Apply Now – Don’t Wait before the money runs out! We can help you to remediate lead-based paint and other healthy homes hazards in your home utilizing the HUD Lead Hazards Reduction (LHR) grant.

This program can address a variety of environmental health hazards posing health risks to occupants in homes.  Such hazards include: lead, mold, allergens, asthma, carbon monoxide, pesticides, home safety, risk of falls, fire, electrical hazards, and other home hazards with the potential to cause injuries.

The goal of the program is to provide Lead-Safe housing and Healthy Homes.

WHO CAN APPLY FOR THE LEAD HAZARD REDUCTION & HEALTHY HOMES GRANT?

HOMEOWNERS AND TENANTS

The following are eligibility criteria:

1. Construction Year; property built prior to 1978

2. Occupancy: Child under 6 year old residing or spending significant time at the property

3. Owner occupied or tenant occupied property

4. Pregnant woman

5. Household income: At or below 80% Area Median Income (AMI)

If you think you qualify based on these prerequisites, please send in your application to:

City of Newark

Attn: Felix Amoh Mensah

Department of Health and Community Wellness

94 William Street, 3rd Floor, Newark, NJ 07102-1316

DOCUMENTS

ENGLISH:

OWNER Application for Lead Program (Cover-flyer & Application.pdf)

TENANT Application for Lead Program (Cover-flyer & Application.pdf)

SPANISH: (en español)

OWNER Application for Lead Program (Cover-flyer & Application.pdf)

TENANT Application for Lead Program (Cover-flyer & Application.pdf)

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CONTACT US

Felix Amoh Mensah

Program Manager

Georgina Effah

Secretary Assistant

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND COMMUNITY WELLNESS

94 William Street 3rd Floor

Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: 973-733-3787/6274 • Fax: 972-622-2875

Lead Inspection Hotline: 973-733-5323/5324/4311

mensahf@ci.newark.nj.us

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Renovate Right English: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/documents/rr_english_color_book.pdf

Renovate Right Spanish:

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/documents/renovaterightbrochure-esp.pdf

Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home English:

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-04/documents/lead-in-your-home-portrait-color-2020-508.pdf

Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home Spanish:

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-04/documents/pyf-spanish-color-2020-portrait-508.pdf

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