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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Housing Bureau

Solving the unmet housing needs of the people of Portland.

Phone: 503-823-2375

fax: 503-823-2387

1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 7007, Portland, OR 97201

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Lead Hazard Control Program

  • Before-After House The Portland Lead Hazard Control Program keeps kids safe from the dangers of lead.

Lead-based paint was used in many homes built prior to 1978. When lead-based paint is disturbed through remodeling; daily wear and tear on doors, windows and other painted surfaces; or deteriorated by age, it creates dust. This dust can poison children--even a small amount of dust can be enough to do harm.

The Portland Lead Hazard Control Program provides an evaluation of lead hazards and financial assistance to reduce lead-based paint hazards in housing occupied by qualified low- and moderate-income households. Use the links at left and below to learn more.

If you have questions regarding lead poisoning, lead-safe work practices, or other general issues related to lead-based paint, please call the Multnomah County LeadLine at (503) 988-4000.

Lead Hazard Reduction Grants

Find information about grants available to individual homeowners, landlords, and other nonprofit and affordable housing property owners

More Resources & Education

Learn more about lead poisoning and prevention, and find links to organizations that provide lead prevention services