The County of Santa Clara Lead Safe Homes Program will help identify and eliminate hazards posed by lead-based paint in Santa Clara County by providing residents with no-cost lead-based paint inspections and abatement services. The Program is a collaboration between the Department of Environmental Health, the Public Health Department, and other public agencies and community partners.
The principal goals of the Lead Safe Homes Program are to identify and eliminate (or “abate”) lead-based paint hazards in high priority housing units across Santa Clara County, including, in particular:
- Housing units occupied by lower-income children or pregnant women, as well as home-based daycares.
- Housing units in areas of the County with a higher concentration of lead-based paint hazards.
The Program will be operated with a focus on health equity and will work closely with community partners to ensure equitable, effective, and efficient delivery of these critical services. The County is seeking interested participants for the Community Advisory Group (CAG) to provide guidance and feedback on implementation strategies of the Program. To find out more about the CAG and volunteer to serve on the CAG, click here.
The Lead Safe Homes Program will provide free inspections, based on qualification criteria, of homes and home-based daycares to identify lead-based paint hazards. Homes with identified lead hazards may be eligible for free abatement services. The County is currently developing the Lead Safe Homes Program and will update this page when applications for inspections and abatements are available to the public.
Frequently Asked Questions
|The new Lead Safe Homes Program is currently in the planning phase.||Our team will address lead-based paint hazards on the inside and outside of your home if determined necessary.|
|Immigration or citizenship status will never be asked and information will not be shared with immigration agencies.||Any personal information collected will be kept confidential.|
|Languages other than English will be made available throughout the entire process.||Only licensed and bonded professionals who are certified to conduct lead paint testing and remediation procedures will be used.|
Your inspector will be available to answer questions.
|Most repairs will take less than a week to complete, and temporary housing assistance will be provided if needed to keep residents safe while the work is done.|
A final inspection will be completed once repairs are done to review the quality of work and ensure repairs were done properly.
|Over time, we will serve different parts of the County. Continue to check this website for program updates!|
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