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Verify: Yes, City of Houston is painting some homes for free

“You could also be eligible for a free lead inspection. If your home was constructed earlier than 1978, and the paint is peeling, flaking, chipping,” the flyer reads.

HOUSTON — The Verify staff is wanting right into a flyer that is circulating in some Houston neighborhoods. 

It advertises free paint jobs for older homes with chipped paint. It claims to be half of the City’s initiative to take away hazardous lead from homes. 

“You could also be eligible for a free lead inspection. If your home was constructed earlier than 1978, and the paint is peeling, flaking, chipping… your home could possibly be painted or get vinyl siding put in for free of charge to you,” the flyer reads.

The flyer contains the City of Houston and the Houston Health Department logos.

Several individuals requested the Verify staff to seek out out if it is a respectable.

Our supply for this is Kellen Sweny, Deputy Assistant Director on the Houston Health Department.

“This flyer was generated by the City of Houston,” Sweny confirmed.

Sweny explains the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the Houston Health Department a $9.7 million grant in 2019 to assist town proceed its mission to make Houston homes secure from lead.

“We’re looking for homes that were built before 1978. And, also, for homes that have children under the age of six who are most susceptible to this lead poisoning. Since 1996, when this program started, the city has abated more than 3100 homes. We’re scheduled to complete another 450 in our current grant,” Sweny stated.

The City has recognized homes principally within the close to northside and Fifth Ward neighborhoods, the place 83% of homes have been constructed earlier than the 1978 ban on lead-based paint.

So, we will Verify that this advert is half of the Lead-based Paint Hazard Control Program.

Sweny says the City of Houston outreach flyer contains the phone quantity to use. That quantity is (832) 393-5141.

She provides, the City won’t ever ask for your social safety quantity or any kind of cost.

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