Lead Action Plans

Please see below for lead action plans from The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, as well as our partners and other stakeholders across the country.

Strategic Plan to End Childhood Lead Poisoning

Action Item Summary

1. Increase the budget for lead hazard reduction funding to $2.5 billion annually for the next five years for the remediation of lead hazards in paint, soil and water.

2. The Federal Housing Finance Agency, FHA, HUD, the US Department of Agriculture, and the Veterans Administration should require identification and lead hazard remediation of lead based paint hazards and lead service lines in all federally owned homes and homes with federally supported or insured mortgages.

3. Adopt a Lead Safe Income Tax Credit for homeowners performing lead hazard control for paint, water and soil.

4. Medicaid should include lead hazard control interventions as a covered service in the homes of children identified with blood lead levels at or above the CDC reference level.

5. Incentivize investment in lead-based paint remediation through creating a very low or no interest loan program accessible to homeowners and rental property owners.

6. Increase the budget for the CDC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program to $50M/yr.

7. Shift responsibility to the local level through requiring that any state or local government receiving CDC or HUD lead poisoning prevention funding establish environmental investigation and medical case management at the CDC reference level or lower and have a written 5 year plan to eliminate lead poisoning.

8. Congress should revise Title X including: mandate that lead risk assessments and testing be performed in pre-1978 properties of paint, soil and water prior to sale for any property not previously determined to be lead free under the Lead Paint Disclosure Law, and expand eligible HUD grantees to include nonprofit organizations.

9. The US Department of Energy (DOE) should broaden the allowance for Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) funds to replace leaded windows with lead free Energy Star windows and account for the benefits of replacing leaded windows in the Savings to Investment Ratio.

10. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on Form 990, Schedule H, should specify remediation of lead hazards as Financial Assistance and Certain Other Community Benefits at cost.

 

Lead Action Plans

Strategic Plan to End Childhood Lead Poisoning (GHHI)

Download GHHI's Strategic Plan to End Childhood Lead Poisoning, which lays out recommendations at the local, state, and federal level to marshal the financial resources and regulatory tools to end childhood lead poisoning.

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Plan of Action to Prevent Childhood Lead Exposure (EarthJustice et. al.)

Download The Plan of Action to Prevent Childhood Lead Exposure, developed by EarthJustice with input from various other stakeholders.

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Find It, Fix It, Fund It (National Center for Healthy Housing)

Download the Find It, Fix It, Fund It plan developed by the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH).

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Key Federal Programs to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposures and Eliminate Associated Health Impacts (President's Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children)

Download the Key Federal Programs to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposures and Eliminate Associated Health Impacts report from the President's Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children.

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Targeting Environmental Neuro-Developmental Risks (Project TENDR)

Download the Project TENDR consensus statement on targeting environmental health risks, outlining both the risks of lead poisoning and a path forward.

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Prevention of Childhood Lead Toxicity (American Academy of Pediatrics)

Download the Prevention of Childhood Lead Toxicity report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

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10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure (Pew Charitable Trusts)

Download the 10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure report from the Pew Charitable Trusts.

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