Environmental Health Resource Center (CEHRC)- This
project of the Alliance, developed in collaboration with local leaders,
was based on strategies that use documentation of hazards in high-risk
homes as a key tool/tactic in organizing and advocacy campaigns to spur
action to control these hazards.
Lead Safety through CDBG and HOME - Written for
housing and community development agencies, community development corporations,
and contractors doing paint repair and rehabilitation projects funded
by federal CDBG and HOME programs. Explains recent shifts in approach
to making housing lead-safe, identifies opportunities to protect children
from lead poisoning, highlights important choices in work practices
and planning considerations for properties undergoing rehab, and describes
how to effectively utilize federal resources to carry out the requirements
of HUD’s lead-safety rule.
Enforcement Strategies - In
order for housing codes to combat landlord neglect and improve conditions
in distressed communities, the codes must be coupled with strong enforcement.
This document explains a variety of strategies that may be used to
improve the effectiveness of, and integrate lead safety into, housing
to Estimate Risk Of Lead Hazards Using Findings from the National Survey
of Lead - The first step towards solving a problem
is recognizing its existence. This interactive tool allows users to
estimate the number of housing units in their city or county in four
risk categories: Priority Hazards, Some Lead Hazards, Lead Paint but
No Lead Hazards, and Lead-Free. A data table and corresponding color
pie chart reflect the estimated size of the risk categories for the
Consolidated Plan Process - How jurisdictions that receive funds from HUD’s
CDBG, HOME, and Homeless Assistance programs develop federally-required
comprehensive housing plans and how to use this process to promote lead
safety and healthy homes.