Lead Safe Providence is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant program designed to assist property owners with the cost of lead paint abatement in eligible properties. If you reside in the home and qualify you may receive a 3 year forgivable loan. Investors may be eligible for a 5 year forgivable loan. Income and rental restrictions apply. The City of Providence and CAPP have partnered to help residents navigate the application process and access necessary resources to prevent and/or eliminate exposure to lead poisoning for children and vulnerable adults.

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What is Lead?

Lead is a very toxic metal, mined from the earth. It is used in products including paint, ceramics, pipes, solders, gasoline, batteries and cosmetics. High levels of lead can be poisonous, especially for children under the age of six and pregnant individuals/unborn children.

Where can it be found in your home?

Lead can be a hazard when it is not in good condition, especially in areas where children may play, including windows and window sills, doors and door frames, stairs, railings, banisters, and porches. Children may eat or breathe in dust causing health issues.

What does the Lead Safe Providence Program (LSPP) provide?

A State Certified Lead Inspector will conduct a comprehensive environmental lead paint inspection and healthy homes inspection to identify any lead or healthy housing hazards. The LSPP Resident Educator will conduct pre-intervention health surveys.

Who is eligible for the Lead Safe Providence Program?

Homeowners who have a child under six living in their house or visiting regularly. Homeowners who are concerned about lead in homes built before 1978, mold & moisture, pests, or other home hazards should apply. CAPP’s Resident Educators can assist you with this process.

What are the benefits of the Lead Safe Providence Program?

These services are designed to help relieve issues with lead, mold, or other environmental hazards to improve health outcomes, especially from asthma and lead exposure.

Health and Safety Issues

During the initial inspection, we will identify any hazards that will affect your health or safety. A Resident Educator will provide information about how to avoid triggers as well as providing any available prevention kits as needed.

Is your home Weatherized?

If your home has not been previously weatherized, CAPP’s Weatherization Program may be implemented with the Lead Safe Providence Program for residents who qualify for home energy assistance. (LIHEAP/RIHEAP)

Benefits of Weatherization

When a home has been weatherized, the home energy costs are lowered significantly.

Weatherization services may include: