Lead Hazard Control Program

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The Environmental Public Health division of Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is committed to eliminating lead-based paint hazards in Harris County residences built before 1978. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds the HCPH Lead Hazard Control Program whose objectives include:

  • Educating health care professionals and parents about the hazards of lead poisoning and the methods for reducing the sources of lead
  • Identifying and testing residences with lead-based paint hazards
  • Providing lead hazard reduction and relocation for residents (when necessary) 

Harris County Service Areas

All residences must be located within the Harris County service area, which includes unincorporated Harris County and the following cities: Baytown, Bellaire, Deer Park, Galena Park, Humble, Jacinto City, Katy, LaPorte, Morgan’s Point,  Pasadena, Seabrook, Shoreacres, South Houston, Tomball, Waller, Webster and West University Place.

Lead Hazard Control Program Information

For homeowners to qualify for lead remediation, the property taxes on the home must be paid and current. Renters are pre-qualified and the homeowner must approve any remediation work. If you qualify for the program, all lead hazard reduction will be performed at no cost.

The following information is required:

1. Income and employment information:

  • Two (2) months of check stubs from your most recent place of employment
  • If self-employed, a copy of your most recent income tax return or an award letter or proof of social security income and social security benefits

2. Utility statements (bills from your water, light and/or gas provider)

3. Your social security number

4. Your driver's license or identification number

5. Two (2) months of bank statements from all financial institutions

For more information or for assistance on applying for this program, please contact us at 713.274-6374.

Lead Hazard Control Program Application

HCPH Lead Program – Application
HCPH Lead Program – How do I Qualify? (Bilingual) | PDF

Lead Regulations