Lead Hazard Control Program

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Lead Hazard Control Grant: Application and Eligibility

The City of Elmira is excited to announce that $1.3 million Lead Hazard Control Grant (LHCG) has been received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the purpose of removing lead and other health hazards in housing built before 1978 where children under 6 and pregnant women reside. Improvements made to homes often include items such as new windows, doors, interior and exterior paint, etc. Please read the information below to find out how to get your home on the list for this exciting program!

Homes built before 1978 often have lead paint on interior and exterior surfaces. Deteriorated lead paint and lead paint dust can pose a serious health hazard to children younger than six. Even small amounts of lead dust can poison a child which can affect children’s bloodstream, can affect brain development and cause a wide range of symptoms from headaches and stomach pain to behavioral problems and anemia. Pregnant women can suffer complications during pregnancy in addition to adverse pre-natal effect on a child’s development.

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  • 1. Own or live in a home/apartment built before 1978 in the City of Elmira.
  • 2. Have at least one child less-than 6 years of age that either resides there or visits the house on a regular and frequent basis. *(such as two-3 hour visits per week or 60 hours per year)
  • 3. For grants made to assist rental housing, at least 50% of the units must be occupied by or made available to families with incomes <50% Median Family Income (MFI) and the remaining units must be occupied or made available to families with incomes <80% of MFI, and in all cases the property owner will give priority in renting units, for not less than 3 years following the completion of Leads Hazard Control, to low income families with a child under the age of six.
  • 4. For grants made to assist owner-occupants, all units will be the principal residence of families with income <80% of MFI where a child under the age of six resides or visits the property for at least six hours a week.
  • 5. Owner must have property insurance
  • 6. Owner must be current on mortgage, taxes, and any financial obligations that is due to the City of Elmira.
  • 7. Landlords are required to contribute 10% of the project cost prior to the start of the remediation work.
    Family Size 50% AMI (Very Low) 80% AMI (Low)
    1 Person $28,900 $46,200
    2 Persons $33,000 $52,800
    3 Persons $37,150 $59,400
    4 Persons $41,250 $65,950
    5 Persons $44,550 $71,250
    6 Persons $47,850 $76,550
    7 Persons $51,150 $81.800
    8 Persons $54,450 $87,100

*Income Limits are set annually by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. These limits are effective May 1, 2023.

Are you interested in taking part in the City of Elmira’s Lead Hazard Control Program? Getting started is easy! Please fill out the appropriate application and return to the Department of Community Development.

Application for Homeowner/Property Owner 

Application for Landlord

Application for Tenant