Lead Safe Housing Rule (LSHR) Toolkit

Subpart J: Rehabilitation Assistance

Subpart J: Rehabilitation Assistance

This module provides guidance for program administrators, contractors, and compliance staff, and includes handouts that must be provided to homebuyers and other building occupants. Program administrators are encouraged to make sure the right tools are provided to each of these participants and that they keep proper records.

Subpart J applies to programs that use HUD funds to rehabilitate residential properties. Rules may vary based on the levels of federal assistance per unit and hazard remediation carried out.

Summary of LSHR Requirements for Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation of housing can be funded under different HUD programs but has standard requirements regarding LBP. This chart summarizes those standards, based upon the level of federal assistance for housing rehabilitation. Details on these requirements and how to document program compliance are found in this module.

  ≤ $5,000 $5,001 - $25,000 > $25,000
Approach to Lead Hazard Evaluation and Reduction Do no harm Identify and control lead hazards Identify and abate lead hazards
Notification Yes Yes Yes
Lead Hazard Evaluation Paint testing (of surfaces to be disturbed) Paint testing and risk assessment Paint testing and risk assessment
Lead Hazard Reduction
  • Repair surfaces disturbed during rehabilitation
  • Safe work practices
  • Clearance
  • Interim controls
  • Safe work practices
  • Clearance
  • Abatement (interim controls on exterior hazards not disturbed by rehabilitation)
  • Safe work practices
  • Clearance
Ongoing Maintenance For HOME rental only For HOME rental only For HOME rental only
EBLL Requirements No No No
Options
  • Presume LBP
  • Use safe work practices on all surfaces
  • Presume LBP and/or hazards
  • Use standard treatments throughout
  • Presume LBP and/or hazards
  • Abate all applicable surfaces