Lead Hazard Control Program

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Harris County Public Health (HCPH) Lead Hazard Control Program is committed to eliminating lead-based paint hazards in Harris County housing units. HCPH is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to administer the Lead Hazard Control Program. The Program’s activities include:

  • Educating health care professionals and families of children about the hazards of lead poisoning and the methods of reducing the sources of lead
  • Conducting public education and outreach about the hazards of lead based paint
  • Identifying and assessing housing units with lead based paint hazards
  • Providing lead hazard reduction and relocation (when necessary) for families in housing units

Harris County Service Areas

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

Lead hazard control services are contracted with local firms with experience in performing lead abatement work and certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Lead Hazard Control Program Information

  • HCPH Lead Program – Schedule a FREE Lead Inspection Today  English | Español
  • Lead Reduction Brochure  English | Español
  • HCPH Lead Program – How do I Qualify? (Bilingual) | PDF

Lead Regulations