Lead Protection Program

The Lead Protection Program is a partnership between the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and the who are leading the State of Indiana’s effort to remediate lead-based paint hazards in targeted households in the state.

Resources for Homeowners

Do you have Lead in your home?

You may qualify if:

  • You live in a home constructed before 1978
  • You have a child under the age of 6 living in the home
  • You have a pregnant female living in the home
  • You have bare soil in the yard
  • You own or rent your home

Signs you may have lead in your home include:

  • You have walls, furniture or window sills in your homewith chipping or peeling paint that was built or created before 1978
  • You have children who play in dirt near your home
  • You have recently had renovations done to your home
  • Your drinking water comes from lead pipes
  • Your child plays with toys made outside of the United States
  • Your neighbors’ children or child’s playmates have had a high lead blood test
  • You store food in pottery containers
  • You or someone you live with work where lead is used (e.g.

If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these statements you and your family may be at risk of lead paint poisoning.

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Funding Opportunities

The following is a brief description of each program and the requirements for each.

Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant: The LHRD funding will be used for the identification of lead hazards in 275 units and lead hazard control activities in 240 of those units occupied by children who have been lead poisoned or are at-risk of becoming lead poisoned. A full lead inspection and risk assessment must be conducted for each unit. All Lead hazard control work must be performed by a licensed lead abatement contractor. This funding will target six cities in Indiana: East Chicago, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Gary, Indianapolis, and South Bend.

Lead Community Action Program: The Indiana Community Action Agency, through funding by IHCDA, will oversee risk assessments for 144 ownersoccupied units throughout 82 eligible counties and conduct lead hazard control (interim controls and/or abatement) activities in approximately 144 units of the units. EPA certified firms and renovators are qualified to perform interim controls; however, any abatement activity must be performed by a licensed abatement contractor.

Lead Health Services Initiative:  The Indiana State Department of Health has $3,000,000 through the Children’s Health Initiative Program to perform lead inspections, risk assessments, lead hazard control activities, and clearance testing for 100 units in designated “high need” areas within Indiana. A full lead inspection and risk assessment must be conducted for each unit. All Lead hazard control abatement activities must be performed by a licensed lead abatement contractor.

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Please contact Justin Tyrrell, Manager of Lead Programs, INCAA, at 317-638-4232 or jtyrrell@incap.org or Dave Pugh, Lead Grant Manager, IHCDA, at 417-234-6289 or dpugh@ihcda.in.gov to receive information on these programs.