Henderson Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Program
On August 1, 2013, the City of Henderson was awarded a total of $2.3 million through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control (OHHLHC). The purpose is to reduce lead-based paint hazards in pre-1978 homes. With this funding, the city has collaborated with the UNLV Department of Environmental and Occupational Health to create the Henderson Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Program.
The project will prioritize households that include children age five and under and provide funding for:
Outreach and education
In-home lead-based paint inspections and risk assessments
Childhood blood lead level testing
Abatement, encapsulation or interim controls for homes that test positive for lead
Temporary relocation as necessary
inspections and rehabilitation
What is Lead?
Lead is a naturally occurring heavy metal that historically was added to gasoline and residential paint. Homes build before 1978 may contain lead-based paint, which becomes a health hazard as the paint ages, cracks and peels. Even the smallest amount of deterioration of lead-based paint can harm children. Young children age five and under are particularly sensitive to lead exposure and will have irreversible health effects, including neurological damage. The only way to know if your home has lead-based paint is to have a lead-based paint inspection and risk assessment.
Contact our office at (702) 267-2000 or COHHousing@cityofhenderson.com for additional information.