Determining Coverage

What are the exemptions to the Lead Safe Housing Rule?

  • Post-1977 housing
  • Zero-bedroom units
  • Housing exclusively for elderly or disabled
  • Property certified as lead-based paint free
  • Property where lead-based paint was removed
  • Unoccupied property pending demolition
  • Nonresidential part of property
  • Rehabilitation or maintenance activities that do not disturb painted surfaces
  • Emergency actions

What are the indicators that determine whether a property is covered by LSHR?

How do you calculate the level of rehabilitation assistance to determine coverage under LSHR?

The level of assistance is the lower of:

  • Per unit rehabilitation hard costs
  • Per unit Federal Assistance

How does HUD define “rehabilitation hard costs” and “federal assistance”?

  • HUD has specific definitions of “rehabilitation hard costs” and “Federal Assistance”. It can be difficult to distinguish a rehabilitation hard cost from a lead hazard reduction cost.
  • For single family projects, compare federal dollars to rehabilitation hard costs.
  • For multi-family projects, HUD uses a formula and provides examples that illustrate how to use the formula.
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