The City of Gloucester Lead Hazard Control Program offers 0%, 3-year forgivable loans for owner-occupied properties and investor-owned properties in Gloucester seeking to abate lead-based paint hazards in housing where young children reside or visit.
Lead paint in housing poses a significant health threat to children. Lead poisoning can result in damage to developing organs (including the brain), leading to permanent learning disabilities, behavioral problems, developmental delays, and kidney and nervous system damage.
Funding for this program is provided by the U.S. Department of HUD Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes through a three-year competitive grant award to the City of Gloucester Community Development Department. The goal of this program is to prevent childhood lead poisoning in Gloucester from lead paint in housing.
The Lead Program will provide assistance to landlords, homeowners, and their tenants who are in need of lead paint abatement and/or other minor repairs in order to improve the safety of their residence. The amount of assistance is based on the number of eligible units and types of repairs needed. Eligibility is based on income.
Each property assisted will receive a Letter of Full Deleading Compliance upon completion of the program. The receipt of funds requires that rental units assisted must be marketed and made affordable for low-income renters for a period of 15 years.
Applications can be obtained from the Community Development Department, by email, or online:
Senior Project Manager
3 Pond Road
Ph: (978) 325 5238
Monday - Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am -12:30 pm
Lead Program--Owner-Occupied Application
Lead Program--Investor Application
Lead Program--Tenant Application
If you are interested in this program or would like more information, please call Deb Laurie at 978-325-5238 or email to discuss further.