Do you have lead paint in your home — or in a building you own and rent to tenants?
The City of Syracuse has a program that offers grants to help fix problems caused by lead-based paint. Together, we can help make homes for families safer.
Facts about lead-based paint
Learn more about protecting children from lead.
Homeowners, renters, and landlords can all apply to the city’s Lead Hazard Control Program, also called the “Lead Program.” Our goals are to:
We offer grants that pay for experts to fix problems with lead paint in your home or in a house you own and rent out. These experts are certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Depending on your home, they may:
You need an expert such as the City's trained code enforcement officer, County Health staff, and external certified resources. to test your home for lead-based paint. Call the Onondaga County Health Department at 315-435-3271 to learn more and see if you may be eligible for an inspection. Some people can get the inspection for free.
Learn more about lead inspections
Homeowners, renters, and landlords can all apply if you live in - or own and rent out - a home that:
There are some exceptions. For example, you may qualify even if you own a home that no one is living in. People who are behind on their taxes but are in a formal repayment agreement may also be considered. Please contact our office to talk more if you think an exception applies to you.
Download the application(PDF, 2MB) and follow the instructions. You’ll need to make copies of other documents and send them in with your application.
When you’re done, email it to us or drop it off at:
NBD - City Hall Commons
201 E Washington Street
Syracuse, NY 13202 Suite 600
You can also have an application sent to you by mail. Just call 315-448-8710.
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