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Lead Hazard Reduction and Healthy Homes - Primary Prevention Program (PPP)

The Lead Hazard Reduction and Healthy Homes - Primary Prevention Program (PPP), a joint initiative between the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), offers federally-funded grants for reduction of lead paint hazards and other health risks to owners of residential buildings constructed prior to 1960. The primary purpose of the program is to assist owners in reducing lead paint hazards in order to prevent lead poisoning of occupants – especially children. Peeling or cracking lead paint is the most common cause of lead poisoning in young children, who can swallow lead dust that lands on window sills, floors, and toys. The program also has some funding to address conditions that pose other health risks to occupants. Eligible buildings are constructed prior to 1960, including small homes and multi-family apartment buildings of any size, located in the Bronx, Brooklyn, or Queens.

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  • Alternative Name(s): Primary Prevention Program, Lead-Based Paint Treatment Program
  • Supply/Demand: Supply
  • Category: Land and Financing
  • Scale: Medium Scale (between 1,000 and 4,999 units)
  • Timeframe: 1997 - Present
  • Occupancy tenure: Rental
  • Construction Type: Rehabilitation
  • Building Type: Multi-family, One- to Four-family
  • Developers/Owners: Non-profit, For-profit
  • Geographic Restrictions: Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens
  • Income Restrictions: Low-income, Very Low-income

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