Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Program of Westmoreland County

The goal of Westmoreland County is to protect the health of children and their families from lead-based paint that is likely to be present in homes built prior to 1978. Whether you are a homeowner, rental property owner, tenant, parent, grandparent, guardian, caregiver, or babysitter, it is important that your home is safe.  Participation in the Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Program can ensure that your home is lead-safe and prevent lead-poisoning before damage occurs to a vulnerable child. As the CDC states, "No safe blood lead level in children has been identified." Any exposure to lead may cause permanent damage to a small developing child.

About the Program

Many homes constructed before 1978 contain lead-based paint. When the paint is disturbed through remodeling, daily wear and tear on doors, windows, and other painted surfaces, or age deterioration, it creates hazardous lead dust. Eligible applicants will receive a FREE Risk Assessment and Inspection, and may receive financial assistance for a licensed, certified lead-abatement contractor to remediate any lead hazards.

Depending on the results of the Risk Assessment, lead-based work could include:

  • Window Replacements
  • Door Replacements
  • Paint Stabilization
  • Minimal Structural Repair
  • Identify and address other health and safety hazards in your home