Washington State Lead Hazard Control Grant
About 40 percent of homes built prior to 1978 contain some lead-based paint. In Washington, this number is about 700,000. Because lead is a poison, if you live in older housing, your family could be at risk for lead poisoning. Young children are especially in danger. Lead-based paint is the number one environmental hazard to children under age six. Serious and permanent effects of lead poisoning in children are:
What we do
The Department of Commerce's (Commerce) Lead Hazard Control Grant Program (LHCGP) provides funding for the control of lead-based paint hazards in low-income families' homes and for training in lead-safe work practices, lead awareness, and for outreach educational materials. The LHCGP makes housing for low-income people safer by testing for and mitigating lead-based paint hazards.