Healthy Housing

The Office of Healthy Housing works with other state agencies, healthy housing partners, and property owners to assure homes are safe for occupants. We provide funding through Rhode Island Housing to make homes lead safe for units with children under the age of six. While much of our work focuses on Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction, we also work closely with other stakeholders to address the broader healthy housing issues such as mold, asthma prevention, accessibility and overall environment within the homes.

The Lead Hazard Mitigation Act of 2004 (Rhode Island General Laws 42-128.1) was passed to promote the prevention of childhood lead poisoning in Rhode Island.  The Housing Resources Commission was designated as lead State agency for lead hazard mitigation planning, education, technical assistance and coordination of State projects and State financial assistance to property owners for lead hazard mitigation.