The CLPPP works with the City of Newburgh’s Census Tracts 3, 4 and 5, the City of Middletown’s Census Tracts 11, 12, 15 and 151 and the City of Port Jervis and identifies housing at greatest risk of lead-paint hazards and taking action to make them lead safe through lead paint inspection and enforcement. This program offers free training through the Office of Community Development on lead awareness, lead safe work practices and the new EPA Renovation, Repair and Remodeling Rule to contractors, property owners, childcare providers, parents, residents, and landlords. The CLPPP works in conjunction with the Office of Community Development to offer qualified property owners access to funds to make their homes lead safe. The program conducts assessments of housing (HNP) and refers properties to the in-house Public Health Sanitarian for follow up.
The primary goal of CLPPP involves identifying housing at greatest risk of lead-paint hazards. This program is working towards developing partnerships and community engagement to promote primary prevention of childhood lead poisoning and interventions to create lead-safe housing units. Housing units within the above mentioned census tracts will be targeted with home visits and door-to-door outreach, followed by mandatory free lead inspections. These same inspections will also be conducted based on referrals from DSS, WIC, local code enforcement and community development, as well as from other programs in the LHD. PPP also focuses on Building Lead-Safe Work Practice (LSWP) workforce capacity, and identifying community resources for lead-hazard control. CLPPP offers free training on lead awareness and lead safe work practices to contractors, property owners, childcare providers, parents, residents, and landlords.
How do I know if my home has lead?
In order to find out if your home has lead, a special machine called an XRF is used.
To find out if you qualify for a free lead inspection contact us at 845-360-6680.