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?
- Start with HUD’s Summary of Lead-Based Paint Requirements by Activity, a one-page chart that can quickly assist in identifying the activities required by both activity and amount of HUD funds/rehab costs per unit.
- Use HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Requirements Screening Worksheet to assist in determining and documenting whether your property is covered.
- HUD also created flow charts to assist in determining coverage of 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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