Lead Safe Homes

Should I be concerned about lead in my home?

  1. Was your home built before 1978?
  2. Do you have children under six living in the home or visiting regularly?
  3. Is there a pregnant woman or soon-to-be pregnant woman living in the home?

If you answered yes to number one, and yes to either number two or number three, then you should be concerned about possible lead exposure in your home.

What can I do about it?

Coming Soon: ACHD’s do-it-yourself video to check for potential lead hazards in your home.

Our Lead Sources page includes information about where lead hazards are commonly found in the home.

Our Prevention page includes information about what you can do to reduce or even eliminate exposure to lead hazards in and around your home.

If you are concerned that your child has already been exposed to lead in your home, the only way to know for sure is by getting their blood tested. Our Testing page contains information about getting your child tested and what to do if the results come back as elevated.

Allegheny Lead Safe Homes Program

There is currently funding available in Allegheny County for landlords, renters, and homeowners who need assistance making their property lead safe. The Allegheny Lead Safe Homes Program provides free home repairs to keep families safe from lead paint. Want to apply? Call 412-227-5700.

To be eligible, families must:

  • Be homeowners or renters in Allegheny County
  • Live in a home built before 1978
  • Have a child under 6 who lives in or regularly visits the home or a pregnant woman who lives in the home
  • Meet applicable income limits

The Program provides the following services free of charge to eligible families:

  • Lead paint testing throughout your home
  • Home repairs to address all lead hazards
  • Lead safety education

Want to see if you qualify? Call 412-227-5700.

Want more information? Please see Allegheny Lead Safe Homes program page.

Other Resources

Check out our Resources page to get information about county-facilitated in-home services, services provided by the Allegheny County Health Department, find out how to locate a certified lead-safe professional, get additional information about lead, and more.