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Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control
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Federal Agencies Working To Make Homes Healthier


The Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control (OHHLHC) is unique among federal agencies. The OHHLHC was established to eliminate lead-based paint hazards in America's privately-owned and low-income housing and to lead the nation in addressing other housing-related health hazards that threaten vulnerable residents.

As one means of addressing substandard housing, the OHHLHC provides funds to state and local governments to develop cost-effective ways to reduce lead-based paint hazards. In addition, the office enforces HUD's lead-based paint regulations, provides public outreach and technical assistance, and conducts technical studies to help protect children and their families from health and safety hazards in the home.

 -   The Programs Division (PMAD) provides program management of OHHLHC's grant programs and cooperative agreements.

 -   The Regional Management and Technical Services Division provides program and technical support to our grantees and stakeholders. Each of these individuals works in a HUD field office as a regional point of contact on issues and activities.

 -   The Lead Programs Enforcement Division ensures regulatory compliance with the Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Rule and the Lead Safe Housing Rule.

 -   The Grants Services Division provides administrative oversight of OHHLHC's grants and cooperative agreements.

 -   The Policy and Standards Division develops healthy homes guidelines and standards, oversees research studies, and provides technical assistance on policy issues for OHHLHC and other HUD Program Offices.