Lead Safe Ohio program

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PIQUA – Piqua residents who live in homes built before 1978 may be eligible for an assistance program for lead-risk concerns.

The City of Piqua has partnered with Miami County to receive funds from the Lead Safe Ohio Program made available through the Ohio Department of Development State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF). This 100-percent grant program provides funds for the preservation of housing for income-qualified applicants, whether they rent or own their homes. The focus of the program is reduction of immediate or presumed lead hazards such as lead-contaminated dust, lead-contaminated bare soil, and chipping and peeling paint.

The State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds are available to conduct lead abatement services, including window and door replacement, in properties constructed before 1978. Renovations funded by the program focus on window and door replacements; however, exceptions could be made to include projects such as siding, soffit, and fascia installation, interior and exterior painting, and interior door replacement. The applicant must be the occupant of the dwelling receiving renovation funds. The maximum amount of assistance is $20,000 per applicant.

Eligibility for the Lead Safe Ohio Program is based on household income. You can find the income table on the Lead Safe Ohio application. You can access the guidelines and application here. Projects will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to qualifying and complete applications.

For more information about the Lead Safe Ohio Program, contact Jonna Raffel at 937-5778-2003 or jraffel@piquaoh.gov. You can visit the Development Department, located at 201 W. Water St., Piqua, Ohio, to pick up or submit an application.