DC Housing Provider’s Portal

Frequently Asked Questions

Lead Paint Requirements in the District of Columbia

Link to FAQs for Housing Providers who work with the D.C. Housing Authority. (The link will open a separate window.)

Dear Landlords, Property Owners and Property Managers,

For your convenience I have cut and pasted the portions of the Lead Hazard Prevention and Elimination Act of 2008 that are important to you.  They are important because they directly require you to take specific actions at specific times. They also enable the DC Department of the Environment to levy fines for your failure to comply with the laws.  The fines are up to $25,000.00 per day.

The EPA and HUD also have rules, laws and regulations pertaining too many of these issues but for this writing I will only deal with the requirements of the District of Columbia.

I have also highlighted the parts that get right to the point in yellowred” and “blue” and bold letters. The content that remained in black is also relevant information.

If you have any questions regarding the information or if you would like to obtain the required Clearance Report you may feel free to contact me (Jeffre Powell, Third Party Inspector) at 202-359-4540.  Alternately, if you would like to speak with the D.C. Department of the Environment – DDOE to verify the truth of the matter you may contact them at 202-478-2441.

You may find the Lead-Hazard Prevention Act at:
http://doee.dc.gov/publication/2013-lead-regulations-finalized (The link will open in a separate window.)

Lead Pamphlets

The link below will lead you a choice of materials which provide information on EPA’s lead safe renovation and repair requirements as well as general information and how to protect your family against lead poisoning:  Free Copies of Brochures/Posters/Pamphlets

Certified Renovation Firms

Follow this link to a list on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) website of Certified Renovation Firms. (The link will open a separate window.)

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