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Keep Your Home Safe from Lead-based Paint  

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Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department
Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department

City of Los Angeles, in partnership with Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA), presents the Lead Hazard Remediation Program (LHRP) to keep the residents safe from health hazards from lead-based paint.

LHRP provides grants to property – both house and building – owners to make their properties lead-safe and to eliminate health and safety hazards. The program is targeted to low-income families with children under the age of six.

You are eligible to receive a lead-safe grant if the units have one or more bedrooms and if the building was built prior to 1978. Your household income needs to be 80% of the Area Median Income for the County of Los Angeles (please visit website for details).

The LHRP is expected to improve living conditions in Koreatown, where 70% of the buildings were built prior to 1978. “Using window seal that contains lead was permitted until 1978,” commented Doo-hyung Kang, organizer at KIWA. Since major number of buildings in Koreatown was constructed before then, it is essential to do as advised if your meet the eligibility.


Original article written by Lee Jae-hee
Translated by Heewon Kim

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