Resources

Financial Assistance

Getting lead out of your home can be expensive, but don’t let those expenses get in the way of protecting yourself and your family. Below you’ll find resources to help you Get Ahead of Lead. These options may have eligibility requirements and they are all subject to change. Please talk directly with the resource provider to get the most up-to-date information.

City of Grand Rapids

Lead Hazard Control Program​

What It Is

Lead Hazard Control Program, formerly known as the Get the Lead Out! Program. It provides a lead inspection/risk assessment for the home and completes repairs to address all the paint, dust, and soil hazards identified. Uses state-certified inspection and lead abatement contractors.

What It's For

Long-term repairs to address lead hazards in housing.

Cost

Free for owner-occupants who stay in the home for five years, small copay for rental property owners.

Eligibility
  • The property must be in the City of Grand Rapids.
  • There must be a resident child 0-5 years of age or a pregnant woman.
  • Both homeowners and landlords are eligible.
  • Occupant households must be low to moderate income.
  • Other criteria may apply.
How to Sign Up

Contact the City of Grand Rapids Housing Rehabilitation Office.

State of Michigan

Lead-Safe Homes Program​

What It Is

Provides a lead inspection/risk assessment for the home and completes repairs to address all the paint, dust, and soil hazards identified. Uses state-certified inspection and lead abatement contractors.

What It's For

Long-term repairs to address lead hazards in housing.

Cost

Free for owner-occupants who stay in the home for five years, small copay for rental property owners.

Eligibility
  • The property may be located anywhere in the State of Michigan.
  • There must be a resident child 0-5 years of age or a pregnant woman.
  • Both homeowners and landlords are eligible.
  • Occupant households must be low to moderate income.
  • Other criteria may apply.
How to Sign Up

Contact the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).

Michigan Saves

Lead Poisoning Prevention Fund

What It Is

Provides a lead inspection/risk assessment for the home and completes repairs to address selected paint, dust, and soil hazards identified. The homeowner determines which hazards are to be repaired. Use of state-certified inspection and lead abatement contractors required.

What It's For

Those who make too much money to be eligible for other government programs and those who want to address only selected lead hazards in their home.

Cost

Unsecured, personal loans at fixed rates of 3.99% to 7.00% APR (subject to change).

Eligibility
  • The property must be in Michigan.
  • No child-occupancy criteria.
  • No income criteria other than creditworthiness.
  • Single-family owner-occupied homes (up to four attached units) and single-family rental properties.
  • Other criteria may apply.
How to Sign Up

Contact the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).

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