ARRA Related Documents

Lead Hazard Revised Workplan (6-30-09) xls format of Lead Haz. Revised Work Plan 6-30-09.xls

Lead VI SubGrantees Award List xls format of Lead VI SubGrantees award list.xls


Program Description

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), administers a $3.00 million program known as the Massachusetts Lead Abatement Program (MLAP). Funds for this program are secured through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Lead Hazard Control Grant Program.

They are used to provide funding to municipal and non-profit agencies for programs that pay for lead paint testing and abatement in privately owned housing occupied by low-income families. The goal of this program is help low-income homeowners and owners of units with low-income tenants pay for inspection, abatement, relocation, and other costs necessary to comply with the requirements of the Massachusetts Lead Law. In total, an estimated 125 units will be assisted and brought into compliance with the Massachusetts Lead Law through the program. The amount of assistance for each unit tested and abated will average $7,500 but higher amounts may be available for units where lead poisoned children reside.

The priority for this program is housing units in high-risk communities. High-risk communities are designated periodically by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (MACLPPP). They are the cities and towns in Massachusetts where children are most at risk for lead exposure. Currently, the MLAP VI program is serving the following communities:

Athol
Town of Athol
Winniphred Stone
978-575-0301

Ayer
Town of Ayer
Sue Provenchar
978-772-8221

Brockton
Self-Help,Inc. Lead Programs
Janet Reid
508-588-4049

Fall River
UMass/Dartmouth Lead Program
Carmen Maiocco
508-993-4918

New Bedford
UMass/Dartmouth Lead Program
Carmen Maiocco
508-993-4918

Peabody
(and surrounding communities)
City of Peabody
Jack Cella
978-538-5771

Fitchburg
Twin Cities CDD
Mark Dohan
978-342-9561

Pittsfield
City of Pittsfield
Bonnie Galant
413-499-9358

Quincy
City of Quincy
Nancy Callanan
617-376-1373

Several communities receive funds directly from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Contact them directly at:

  • Boston - 617-635-0228
  • Cambridge - 617-349-6010
  • Lawrence - 978-794-5891
  • Malden - 781-324-5720
  • Somerville - 617-625-6600
  • Springfield - 413-787-6500
  • Worcester - 508-799-1400

In addition, assistance may be provided in other cities and towns, especially to owners of units where children with elevated blood lead levels reside. Contact these communities directly for more information.

Request for Proposal for Lead Based Paint Consulting Services

Request for Proposal for Lead Based Paint Consulting Services doc format of leadinfo.doc
Attachment A - Local Housing Authority Contact List xls format of leada.xls
Attachment B - Local Housing Authority Representative Group Contact List xls format of leadb.xls
Attachment C - Geographical Map of Counties and Communities pdf format of leadc.pdf
Attachment D - Consent Agreement and Final Order pdf format of leadd.pdf file size 1MB
Attachment E - Price Proposal Form doc format of leade.doc
Attachment F - Consultant Contract doc format of leadf.doc

Contact: For additional information please call Lead Program staff at (617) 573-1300.