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Maricela Narvaez-Foster
Healthy Homes Department
Including the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

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Property Owner Services

The following free services are available to owners of pre-1978 residential property in the cities of Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, and Oakland:

In-Home Consultation

Most homes built before 1978 have old layers of lead-based paint. It can become a hazard when it peels or is disturbed during renovations. Learn how to look for lead hazards in your home. Schedule a home visit with our skilled staff who will conduct a visual survey of your home and provide an individualized consultation. Call the information line at 510-567-8280 or complete the on-line application below.

Lead Consultation Service Application

Lead Safe Work Classes

Under Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules, anyone conducting renovation, repair or painting work for compensation in a pre-1978 residence, childcare facility or school must be trained, EPA certified, and use lead-safe work practices. This rule includes rental property owners and property managers.  Learn more...

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Financial Assistance

Financial assistance for lead hazard repair work
The Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program periodically offers financial assistance as funds become available for lead hazard repair work for rental properties with low-income tenants, and on an emergency basis for homes with lead poisoned children in the cities of Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville. Funds are currently not available but we are accepting pre-applications for placement on an interest list. Applicants will be notified when funds become available. For more information, go to Lead Hazard Repair Funds or call 510-567-8280.

For others looking for financial assistance, your city housing department may be able to help.

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Property Owner Awareness Events

ACLPPP Staff attend various community events to make information available about program services and lead hazards. If you would like a presentation for your group please call or E-mail us. For more information call (510) 567-8280

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"Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home" Pamphlets

Federal law requires that owners of residential properties built before 1978 disclose all known lead hazards to their tenants and to all potential buyers, and to provide tenants and potential buyers with the EPA/HUD pamphlet titled "Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home". Copies of the forms and pamphlet are available from the Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. A reproducible copy of the pamphlet can also be downloaded from or

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