Greensboro Housing Coalition and Guilford County Health Department have provided free education to 80 painters and landlords about using “Lead Safe Work Practices” to avoid lead poisoning when repairing older homes.
And Habitat for Humanity’s home repair program is running well with volunteers repairing 17 homes for low-income homeowners, and there are four (4) more in process. Watch for the “Home Repair Rally,” coming later this month.
Federal law requires disclosure of potential lead hazards when housing built before 1978 is rented, sold, or renovated; giving the “Protect Your Family From Lead” booklet; and a statement of the hazards in the home.
Guilford County Board of Health is considering a health code change to increase testing children for lead levels, identifying the source of exposure for children at risk, and ordering homes repaired before a child is actually poisoned.