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Primary Prevention Treatment Program

Program (?) Primary Prevention Treatment Program
Alternative Name(s) Lead-Based Paint Treatment Program
Program Description

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)
Timeframe 1997-Present
Developer/Owners (?) For-Profit, Non-Profit
Property Information (?)  
Property Occupancy Occupied
Property Type Building
Building Type Multi-family, One- to Four-family
Construction Type Rehabilitation
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
CoreData.nyc Notes

Data from New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development accessed November 2016.

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