|Program (?)||Primary Prevention Treatment Program|
|Alternative Name(s)||Lead-Based Paint Treatment Program|
The Primary Prevention Program uses HUD funding to offer grants to building owners for low-level interim lead treatment, which is meant to mostly benefit households with children younger than six years old who are at the greatest risk of health issues caused by lead-based paint hazards. The program provides grants to owners of single- and multi-unit homes and apartment buildings built before 1960. In addition to federal funds, the Primary Prevention Program is also supported by New York City capital money to address lead-based paint hazards citywide.
Building owners apply for forgivable loans valued at $9,000 to $10,000 per apartment, the average cost of lead treatment work. Some units may receive up to $11,000 to fund other, related moderate rehabilitation work. Owners, in turn, hire contractors who are trained in EPA certified courses in lead paint abatement, and HPD inspects the work. The loan amount is secured by a mortgage on the property that evaporates after three years, provided the owner is in full compliance with the terms of the loan. Eighty percent of the tenants in the rehabilitated building must qualify as low-income residents, and the owner must rent to low-income residents for three years after completion.
|Benefit Classification (?)|
|Supply or Demand||Supply|
|One-Time or Ongoing||One-Time|
|Benefit Type (?)||Grant|
|Government Agency (?)||US Dept of Housing and Urban Development|
|Program Information (?)|
|Scale||Medium Scale (between 1,000 and 4,999 units produced)|
|Developer/Owners (?)||For-Profit, Non-Profit|
|Property Information (?)|
|Building Type||Multi-family, One- to Four-family|
|Occupant Tenure (?)||Rental|
|Occupant Income Restrictions (?)||Low-Income|
|Other Targeting Information (?)||
Buildings must be built before 1960
|More Information||NYC HPD|
|Available on CoreData.nyc?||Yes|
|Last Updated||December 2016|
|Data Source||New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development|
Data from New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development accessed November 2016.