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Chautauqua Healthy Homes Program

Lead Paint Poisons Kids.
Make your home or rental property lead-safe with Lead CHHP!

When you enroll in the Lead-CHHP, we’ll find out where the lead is hiding in your home or rental unit, and make a plan to fix it!   EPA Certified Lead Abatement Contractors will be hired to do the work, which might include:

  • Replacement of windows and doors
  • Paint encapsulation
  • Other improvements!   

You’ll have more than a lead-safe home – new doors and windows can reduce energy costs and keep your family safer and more comfortable, too!     

What is the Cost?
This program is FREE to qualifying participants!

Who Qualifies?
The Lead-CHHP is for households with children under the age of six, living in housing built before 1978, and who meet income eligibility guidelines. 

As an example, a family of 4 making less than about $55,000/year will qualify. (See income guideline chart below.) 

  • Rental Housing:
    Both tenants and landlords must agree to participate in the program.
    • Tenants must agree to:
      • Provide proof of income to COI.  This information is not shared with your landlord.
      • Get all children under 6 living in the home tested for lead before any work begins.
      • Relocate during the construction (with assistance from the program.)
    • ​​​​​​​Landlords must agree to:
      • Provide proof of ownership and that taxes are current.
      • Maintain the property for 3 years at an affordable rent.
      • NO MATCHING FUNDS REQUIRED!
  • Owner-occupied Housing
    • Homeowners must agree to:
      • Provide proof of income to COI.
      • Show proof of ownership and that all taxes are paid.
      • Get children under 6 living in the home tested for lead before work begins.
      • Relocate during the construction (with assistance from the program.)
      • Agree to remain in the property for 3 years
      • NO MATCHING FUNDS ARE REQUIRED!

Income Eligibility 
80% of median income

Persons In Family

1

2

3

4 – 8

$38,850

$44,400

$49,950

$55,500 – 73,300

NOTE:  All households must have incomes below 80% of Area Median Income (AMI) to qualify.  Priority may be given to those under 50% of AMI.

 

How to Apply

  • Landlords:  Complete the landlord application by clicking here and dropping off at 402 Chandler Street in Jamestown or 10825 Bennett Road in Dunkirk.
  • Homeowners and tenants: Call 1-855-431-3755 and ask to speak with a COI Navigator. Se habla español.

The Lead-Chautauqua Healthy Homes Program (Lead-CHHP) is a HUD-funded partnership of the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services and Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. working together to prevent children from being poisoned by lead paint found in local homes.