Cedar Rapids Home Lead Hazard Assistance
January 04, 2016 at 10:37 AM
Did you know that according to the National Center for Disease Control, lead poisoning is one of the most common preventable child health concerns? Or, that 60% of Iowa homes built before 1978 are likely to have had lead based paint used in the home? These facts are a couple primary reasons we are reaching out to you today.
We want to share information about a Lead Hazard Control Grant Program available for residence living within the city limits of Cedar Rapids. The goals for this program are to prevent the occurrence of lead poisoning in young children, through training, education and alleviating lead based paint hazards in older homes.
The City of Cedar Rapids, Linn County Public Health, and Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP) are the Administrators of a Lead Hazard Control Grant Program for the City of Cedar Rapids.
HACAP is currently accepting applications from households who may qualify for this special grant. If your household meets the below criteria we would love the opportunity to talk with you about lead prevention measures available through this grant, and work through our application process with you.
The Lead Hazard Control Grant Qualifying Criteria:
- Your Home is located within the City of Cedar Rapids and was built in 1978 or before
- You have children living in the home or spending 80% of their time in your home who are 6 years of age or less.
- Meet the Income Limit Category for Number of Persons in the Household
1 2 3 4 5 6
41,750 47,700 53,650 59,600 64,400 69,150
Please give us a call at 319-739-0100 to request an application, or to learn if your household is eligible for this program.