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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Lead Safe Home Programs Available

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Jackson County and the City of Jackson have been identified as priority sites due to the number of older housing sites in our area.  There are two separate home inspection and remediation programs available for Jackson County residents.  The Michigan Lead Safe Home Program is available to Jackson County residents living outside the City of Jackson. This program is good for homeowners, tenants renting a home, or landlords.  If you meet the criteria listed below, you are eligible to have your home assessed for FREE and to receive FREE or greatly reduced lead safety work to make your home lead safe.

You may qualify for help if you meet ALL criteria in EITHER Option 1 OR Option 2 below:

OPTION 1 

  • There must be a child under 19 years of age or pregnant female enrolled in Medicaid.
  • Your home must be located in Flint, Detroit, Jackson, or elsewhere if a child under 19 years of age with a lead level of 5 or higher resides.

OPTION 2

  • There must be a child under 6 years of age OR a pregnant female LIVING IN the home
  • Your home must be located in Genesee, Ingham, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Lenawee, Macomb, Oak‐ land or Saginaw county or the city of Detroit, OR elsewhere if a child under 6 years of age with a lead level of 5 or higher resides
  • Occupant income (gross) must be low or moderate
  • Your home or apartment must be built prior to 1978 
  • The property taxes on your home must be paid up‐to‐date or on an active payment plan.

Download the application, completely fill it out and mail it to 

MDDHS Lead Safe Home Program

PO Box 30037

Lansing, MI 48909 


The City of Jackson also has a Lead Based Paint Hazard Control Program through HUD's Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes.  If you are a city resident and meet similar requirements to the above, please contact Michelle Pultz at 517-768-6436 or email her at mpultz@cityofjackson.org.

If you are a homeowner,Download this Factsheet, and if you are a landlord, Download this Factsheet.  If you are a tenant / renter, you may complete and return this Form / Request  for the City to contact your landlord. 


If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Rhonda Rudolph, Lead Education Outreach Worker at the Jackson County Health Department if you have any questions or if you would like to receive an information packet on Lead Poisoning and Prevention. She can be reached at (517) 768-2131 or rrudolph@co.jackson.mi.us.


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