Brittany White Office: 614-645-9612
Applications are currently being accepted for Lead Safe Columbus. We have transitioned to an online application process. Please click here to access the online application. To complete the application you will need to register an account with Neighborly and submit the required documentation.
The Lead Safe Columbus Program is a grant funded program 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 create lead-safe and healthy affordable housing to prevent the 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 and owner occupied units. Applicants are eligible to receive an average of $12,000 in grant funds for lead-based paint hazard control and an additional healthy homes supplemental grant up to $2,300.
Program Eligibility & Guidelines
• Properties must be located within the City of Columbus limits and built before 1978
• Can be single or multi-family units
• Owner occupied properties must have children under the age of 6 living in the property or spending at least six (6) hours per week visiting the property
• Occupant, whether owner or tenant, must be at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI)
• Rental properties can be tenant occupied or vacant
• All units must pass a Decent, Safe & Sanitary Inspection
Priority 1: Owner or tenant occupied units with children who have been found to have levels of lead in their blood that is equal to or greater than 3.5ug/dL and referred by the Columbus Health Department
Priority 2: Units occupied with children under six (6) years of age in which lead hazards are identified
Priority 3: 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
Priority 4: Vacant single and multi- family rental units in which lead hazards are identified
Priority 5: 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.
Lead Safe Registry Map
The map depicts properties that have passed a lead clearance evaluation in the Lead Safe Columbus Program. The units shown were determined lead-safe based on a lead clearance evaluation in the month shown. “Lead-safe,” means that there were no deteriorated lead-based paint, no lead contaminated dust, and no exposed lead-contaminated soil identified at the time of the lead evaluation.
This registry does not mean that the units listed are vacant or available at this time. Please contact the owner of the property for rental information. To view the map, click here.
Program Income Limits (Effective June 15, 2023)
Click the link below to download the 2023 Lead Safe Columbus Program Income Limits
Lead Safe Columbus Program Income Limits
*Note: Total yearly household income includes the income of all adults 18 years of age and older living in the home
Lead Abatement Contractors
• Are you currently a Lead Abatement Contractor licensed in Ohio?
• Are you interested in becoming a City of Columbus qualified Lead Abatement Contractor?
• We will pay for Lead Training for lead workers and lead supervisors
To learn more about Lead Abatement Contractor opportunities or to start bidding please contact the Lead Safe Columbus Program Manager, Brittany White at (614) 645-9612 or BNWhite@columbus.gov
Lead Safe & Healthy Homes Resources & Tips
• Columbus Healthy Homes Tips (Spanish Version , Somali Version)
• Title 45: Housing Code for Columbus
• Title 7: Health, Sanitation, and Safety Code for Columbus
• Decent, Safe & Sanitary Unit Form
For additional information regarding Lead Safe Columbus, please contact us:
• Kim Chafin, Lead Safe Columbus Office Assistant III at (614) 645-2875 or KAChafin@columbus.gov
• Brittany White, Development Program Manager at (614) 645-9612 or BNWhite@columbus.gov