Lead Services and Resources
You may also find this checklist (pdf) helpful when selecting a specific lead professional.
What can I expect from lead services?
Lead services and lead professionals are regulated by the state of Michigan and by federal law. The following fact sheets can help you decide what you should expect from each service:
- What is a Lead Inspection, and what can I expect from having one done? (pdf)
- What is a Risk Assessment, and what can I expect from one? (pdf)
- What can I expect from a certified Lead Abatement Company? (pdf)
What resources are available to help remove lead?
Some programs are available that can help contribute funding to removing lead-based paint hazards.
- The MDCH Lead Safe Homes Program provides grant funds to remove lead hazards. Read more here.
- Check out our pages on:
- Other potential funding opportunities include:
- Community Development Block Grants (CDBG): CDBG funds may be structured as a fully paid-back loan at a determined interest rate to a totally forgiven loan at the end of the affordability period. (5 years) All funds are processed by MSHDA. Call them at (517) 373-8370 or on the web.
- Community Reinvestment Act (CRA): The CRA requires banks to offer loans to low income persons to assist in making home improvements at reasonable rates. There are two CRA programs, one is geared toward low to moderate income families, the second one is for rental property owners. More information can be obtained from MSHDA at (517) 373-8370.
- Department of Human Services (DHS): State of Michigan, FIA, offers assistance in finding suitable housing for their clients. FIA has published a brochure listing housing quality standards. For further information contact FIA at (517) 373-2035 or on the web at www.michigan.gov/fia
- Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA): MSHDA offers affordable housing programs including grant and award programs. Low interest loans and grants are awarded based upon qualification and income limit information. Call MSHDA at (517) 373-8370 or visit them on the web to find out more. You may also get Information about these loan programs by calling the Michigan Lead Hazard Remediation Program at (616) 240-3926.