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Office of the Director   
111 N. Front Street, 8th Floor  
Columbus, OH 43215  
(614) 645.7795   
(614) 645.6675 [FAX]  

Code Enforcement Division   
111 N. Front Street, 3rd Floor   
Columbus, OH 43224-3218   
(614) 645.2202  
(614) 645.6675 [FAX]  

Economic Development
111 N. Front Street, 8th Floor 
Suite 220  
Columbus, OH 43215-4418  
(614) 645.8616  
(614) 645.6675 [FAX]  

Housing Division  
111 N. Front Street, 3rd Floor  
Columbus, OH 43215-9040  
(614) 645.7896  
(614) 645.6675 [FAX]  

Land Redevelopment Division  
845 Parsons Avenue    
Columbus, OH 43206-9030  
(614) 645.5263  
(614) 645-6675  [FAX] 

Planning Division   
111 N. Front Street, 3rd Floor   
Columbus, OH 43215-9030   
(614) 645.8664   
(614) 645.6675 [FAX]

Lead Safe Columbus

2018 Program Guidelines

For additional information, please contact:

Erica Hudson   
Office: 614-645-6739
Email: EJHudson@columbus.gov

Lyndsay Fields

Office:  614-645-8627

Email:   LJFields@columbus.gov

Applications are currently being accepted for Lead Safe/Healthy Homes Columbus.  
If you are interested in applying for a grant please complete the Lead/Healthy Homes Grant Application. 
 
Please click here for  Columbus Healthy Homes Tips.
 
Please click here for  Columbus Healthy Homes Tips in Spanish.
 
Please click here for  Columbus Healthy Homes Tips in Somali.
 
With local and grant funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, the mission of the Lead Safe Columbus Program is to generate lead-safe and healthy affordable housing and to prevent lead poisoning of children and adults in Columbus neighborhoods. This program may provide funding to eligible property owners for lead-based paint hazard control and addressing healthy homes hazards in tenant or owner occupied units. Applicants are eligible to receive up to $9,300 in grant funds for lead control. Applicants are eligible to receive up to $2,100 in grant funds for healthy homes activities.  

Please click here to view Title 45 for Housing Code for Columbus, OH:

https://www.municode.com/library/oh/columbus/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TIT45HOCO   

Please click here to view Title 7 for Health, Sanitation and Safety Code for Columbus, OH:

https://www.municode.com/library/oh/columbus/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TIT7HESASACO

Lead Safe Columbus also has an extensive hand washing outreach campaign to help children learn good hand washing habits. Hand washing is the most economical way to interrupt lead poisoning. Click below and listen to the "Hand Washing" video and song in English or Spanish.
 
  English Hand Washing 
 
  Spanish Hand Washing 
 
You may also download a free hand washing song and video using the following instructions:

     
  • With your mouse, place the arrow on the English Hand Washing or Spanish Hand Washing link.
  • Click the right button on your mouse.
  • Select "Save Target As..." 
  • Choose the location you want to save the video, such as on your computer desktop, or on a compact disc. 
  • Click "Save".  
For more information on the benefits of hand washing, please click here.
 
Geographic Location
Properties receiving lead-based paint hazard control must be within the City of Columbus corporation limits, with preference given to units that are within the 1950 city limits and Empowerment Zones.
 
Eligible Properties
Eligible properties for lead-hazard control must have been constructed on or before 1978, and contain one or more residential units where at least 51% of the floor space is used for residential purposes. Eligible properties may be owner or tenant occupied, and they can be single family or multi-family units.
 
The following priorities have been established for lead-hazard control work: owner or tenant occupied with children who have been found to have levels of lead in their blood that is equal to or greater than 5 ug/dl and referred by the Columbus Health Department; units occupied with children under six (6) years of age in which lead hazards are identified; units in which children under six (6) years of age are spending more than six (6) hours a week in the home in which lead hazards are identified; vacant single and multi-family rental units in which lead hazards are identified; tenant-occupied rental units in which there are no children under six (6) years of age living or visiting and in which lead hazards are identified.
 
Eligible Applicants
If the applicant is an owner/occupant of the structure they must meet income guidelines of 80% or below area median income (AMI). The applicant may also be an investor/owner defined as: sole proprietor; partnership; non-profit or for profit corporation. For investor/owners, income guidelines do not apply, but their tenants must meet income guidelines.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
2018 HUD Income Guideline - 80% Area Median Income  Effective June 1, 2018
Family      Yearly Income    
One $42,800
Two $48,900
Three $55,000
Four $61,100
Five $66,000
Six $70,900
Seven $75,800
Eight $80,700

NOTE: Total household income includes the income of all adults 18 years of age and older living in the home. 

 
For tenant occupied units, half of the units assisted must be occupied by tenants whose income is at or below 50% of the AMI and the other half may be at or below 80% of the AMI as established by HUD regulations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
2018 HUD Income Guideline - 50% Area Median Income as of June 1, 2018
Family Yearly Income
One $26,750
Two  $30,600
Three $34,400
Four  $38,200
Five  $41,300
Six  $44,350
Seven $47,400
Eight $50,450
NOTE: Total household income includes the income of all adults 18 years of age and older living in the home. 
 
Rents must be kept affordable for a period of not less than 3 years after the completion of lead hazard control activities. 
 
Please click here for the City of Columbus Approved Lead Abatement Contractor List.

Please click here for the EPA link regarding lead

Housing Contact Info

Housing Division  

Office : 614-645-7896

Email:   Housing_Division 
 
Intake Line
Office : 614-645-8526 
Email:  Home_Safe_And_Sound   

Franklin County Auditor  
Franklin County Recorder's Office  
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development   
OHFA  
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