2. Keep It Contaminant Free
Common contaminants in the home include asbestos, lead, radon, building materials, pesticides, and tobacco smoke.
The Lead Safe Housing Rule applies to all HUD-funded and other federally funded projects in buildings built prior to 1978 (target housing). Specific requirements depend on a number of factors, including the type and amount of financial assistance, the age of the structure, and whether the dwelling is rental or owner-occupied.
Key requirements at all levels of rehabilitation assistance include occupant protection, use of workers trained in lead-safe work practices, and clearance testing. HUD requires abatement when federal rehabilitation assistance exceeds $25,000 per unit.