Lead Safe Housing Rule (LSHR) Toolkit

Subpart K: Leasing, Support Services, and Operations

Subpart K: Leasing, Support Services, and Operations

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

Subpart K: Leasing, Support Services, and Operations (LSSO) applies to costs paid with federal funds where housing is provided. Programs that provide services such as medical care, education, or food service are not considered housing assistance programs and are not covered by the LSHR regulation. Programs that assist in renting, improving, operating, or maintaining housing are covered. This can include activities such as, but not limited to:

  • Leasing or operating emergency shelters or transitional housing, if the housing is not exempt
  • Rental application fees, if the assisted person moves into the unit
  • First and/or last month’s rent
  • Security and utility deposits

If acquisition assistance is provided, see Subpart K: Acquisition.

If the federally assisted project includes rehabilitation of the structure, Subpart J: Rehabilitation is likely to apply.

Summary of LSHR Requirements for LSSO

Different HUD activities have different requirements, this chart summarizes the ones for LSSO. Details on these requirements are found in this module.

Activity Requirement
Approach to Lead Hazard Evaluation and Reduction Identify and stabilize deteriorated paint
Notification Yes
Lead Hazard Evaluation Visual Assessment
Lead Hazard Reduction Paint Stabilization – Safe Work Practices and Clearance
Ongoing Maintenance Yes (if ongoing relationship)
Elevated Blood Lead Level (EBLL) Requirements Yes
Options Test deteriorated paint
Use safe work practices only on lead-based paint (LBP) surfaces