Monday, March 27, 2017
City Of Marshalltown
HUD Lead Hazard Control Program

Keeping kids lead free since 2003!

The City of Marshalltown was awarded a 5th Lead Hazard Control Grant in the amount of $3,400,000 in 2014 to make another 130 homes lead safe. The program will now serve families in the unincorporated counties of Marshall, Tama, Hardin & Story along with many incorporated communities. For a jurisdiction map Click Here

The 5th grant began November 3, 2014 and will run for 3 years through November 2, 2017.

For more information call our office at 641-754-6583

The Lead Hazard Control Grant will be used to assist in lead hazard remediation of owner-occupied and renter-occupied units. Eligible families must meet the income guidelines and have a child in the home under the age of 6.

What are Lead hazards?

Lead hazards exist when lead based paint deteriorates on a surface by chipping, peeling or flaking. Hazards can also be found on an impact surface such as a door jamb where it is continually hit. A friction surface hazard is created by two items sliding against each other such as a window going up and down. Click here for photos of hazards.

Information for contractors

Contractors working on a home built prior to 1978 are required to have the proper certification for dealing with lead based paint under Federal law regardless of if any form of assistance is being used. Click here for additional information.

Applying for assistance

Preliminary application with program brochure is available in English and Spanish HUD Lead Hazard Resources

Highlights of the new grant program:

  • Assistance amounts are anticipated to increase to a maximum per unit of $19,999.
  • Assistance will now be available to all Marshall, Tama and Hardin County residents.
  • Rental property owners will be required to provide a matching contribution of 10%.

Listen to the Housing & Community Development Director, Michelle Spohnheimer talk to the former Housing Director Mary Schrader about the Marshalltown Public Library and the relationship to the HUD Lead Hazard Control Program on StoryCorps a NPR program. Click here

For more information about this program please contact the housing office.