Lead Testing

Ending Lead Poisoning

Do you have children under 6? Are you pregnant? Then you want a lead-free home. Let us show you how to test your apartment to make sure it’s safe for your family.
Together, we can END lead poisoning.
Lead Testing

Ending Lead Poisoning

Do you have children under 6? Are you pregnant? Then you want a lead-free home. Let us show you how to test your apartment to make sure it’s safe for your family.
Together, we can END lead poisoning.

GRANTS FOR REHABILITATION

If you are an owner of a building and your building was built before 1960 in Brooklyn / West Queens and Jamaica, Queens, you may be eligible for a federal grant up to $10,000 for rehabilitation.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 50% of your tenants must be at very low-income levels for investor owned buildings.
  • You must continue to rent to low-income tenants for three years after the lead treatment work has been completed and give preference to families with children under six years of age at turnover.
  • Buildings with a substantial number of families with children less than six years of age are preferred for participation.
  • Buildings containing owner occupied units require owner’s income at or below 80% of the area median income.

For more information, call 718-522-2613 x021.

LEAD ABATEMENT CERTIFICATION COURSE

Are you a contractor or in the maintenance field? Would you like to learn a new skill?

For more information, call 718-522-2613 x021.

HPD LEAD SAFE WORK PRACTICES COURSE

This eight-hour course is designed primarily for maintenance personnel and other individuals who perform repairs in residential dwelling units. Participants will learn and practice the proper procedures to reduce the risks associated with lead-based paint while performing routine maintenance and repair tasks. Upon completion of the course, all participants will be certified in Lead Safe Work Practices and will receive a certificate in the mail.

For more information, call 718-522-2613 x021.

 LOCAL LAW 1 COURSE

This six-hour course covers all areas associated with NYS Housing Laws; primarily focused on lead hazard reduction and the laws which apply to maintaining a safe and healthy home. Upon completion of the course, all participants will be certified in Local Law 1 and will receive a certificate in the mail.

For more information, call 718-522-2613 x021.

LEAD AWARENESS COURSE

This six-hour course provides a detailed overview of lead poisoning and hazard reduction presenting intervention strategies and prevention techniques. This course is geared to educate participants in the areas necessary to maintain safe and healthy homes. Completion of this course certifies you as an expert in Lead Awareness, and you will receive a certificate in the mail.

For more information, call 718-522-2613 x021.

BOOK A SPEAKER

IMPACCT staff members are available to speak at day care centers, after schools programs, PTA meetings, tenant and block associations, churches and other community venues on the consequences and the prevention of lead poisoning. We also distribute informational brochures and materials from the Department of Health.

To schedule a session, call 718-522-2613 x021.

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If you have benefitted from IMPACCT Brooklyn’s work or would like to help others too, please support us by becoming a member or making a contribution.