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Lead Safe Tahoe
Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Program
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Contact
Janine Green
Lead-Based Paint Program Coordinator

Outreach Specialist
Lead-Based Paint Program

1052 Tata Lane
South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150

(530) 542-6011

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The City's Lead Safe Tahoe program has partnered with Lake Tahoe Community College to provide Lead Safe Worker Training.
We are offering a Renovation, Repair, Painting (RRP) course on the following dates from 8am to 5:30pm:

August 30 (English)
September 13 (Spanish)
September 27 (English)

A refundable workshop fee of $50 will be charged at the time of registration.
Upon completion of the one-day workshop participants will receive a full refund of the $50 fee and applicable credit card handling fees charged by LTCC.

Pre-payment and pre-registration is required.

Classes will be held at Lake Tahoe Community College in room B103.
Bring your own lunch.
The 1-day class explains how to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency's RRP rule.
Subjects covered include: health effects, regulations, lead safe work practices, containment, cleaning and record keeping. After passing an end-of-class exam, students receive an RRP initial training certificate.

Call (530) 542-6011 to register.

View the class flyer here.

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The City of South Lake Tahoe has secured $3.5 million dollars in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Healthy Homes to help families with young children control lead hazards in their home. The grant funds will cover the cost to have your home tested for potential lead-based paint hazards and conduct a thorough Risk Assessment. The funds will also cover the cost to hire a contractor to control the potential lead-based paint hazards, the cost to relocate the residents, testing of children for elevated blood lead levels and provide a final clearance inspection.

Grand funding will expire in October 2014.

Enroll today while funds are still is available!

Watch the video to see if this program is a good fit for you!


How Do I Apply?
Click on an application below which best describes your living situation then return the forms to our office for review and approval.

    Owner Occupied Application
    Landlord Application
    Tenant Application

Facts About Lead
Lead is highly toxic!  Exposure to it can be dangerous, especially for children under the age of six (6).  It is important that every parent know about where lead can be found, and how to protect your children from exposure to lead.  It is also important to know what to do if you or a member of your family is exposed to lead.  The City's program and information on this page is here to help.

    Renovate Right
    Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home

Consider These Facts

  • Over 1 million young children have lead poisoning.
  • Lead can affect children's brains and developing nervous systems, causing learning disabilities and behavioral problems.
  • Lead in dust is the most common way people are exposed to lead and lead dust is often invisible.
  • Lead is also harmful to adults. Even low levels of lead exposure can pose many dangers, including: high blood pressure and hypertension.
  • People may also breathe in lead dust or fumes if they disturb lead-based paint when they sand, scrape, replace windows or otherwise disturb lead-based paint.

What are the Qualifications?
In order to enroll in the Lead Safe Tahoe Program:
  • Your house or apartment must be built before 1978.
  • Your house or apartment must be within the city limits of South Lake Tahoe.
  • Your house must be your primary residence or long term tenants rent the property (vacation properties excluded).
  • Children under the age of six must live in the home or visit a minimum of 60 hours per year.
  • Meet HUD's low income guidelines (income based on person who is residing at the property).

Tips on How to Prevent Lead Poisoning
Everything you need to know about lead-based paint poisoning and how to prevent it, is available on http://www.leadfreekids.org/

Links to more information:
EPA & Lead:               www.epa.gov/lead/
EPA Publications:        www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/leadpdfe.pdf
HUD Healthy Homes:    http://www.healthyhomes.hud.gov/
Green and Healthy Homes Initiative:  http://www.GreenandHealthyHomes.org

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