Lead-Safe Homes Programs

The Lead-Safe Homes Programs address the issue of Peoria County having one of the highest lead poisoning rates in the State of Illinois. Exposure to lead paint can have many harmful effects to pregnant women and to children. Lead paint can be found in older homes on windows, siding, and doors. For information, qualifications, and appointments, call 309-679-6120. 

Lead Hazard Removal Program

 This program provides inspections and mitigations of in-home lead-based paint hazards such as siding, doors, windows, soffits and/or painting. Additional reviews under our Healthy Homes may include moisture reduction strategies with gutters, air conditioners and even radon systems. Program guidelines include:

  • 20% landlord match contribution
  • 3 year occupancy requirement following mitigation work (Promissory Note)
  • Current homeowners’ insurance
  • Historical, flood plain clearance
  • Income eligibility based on household size
  • Paid property taxes
  • Proof of Ownership (Recorded Deed)
  • Residence in 61603, 61604, 61605, or 61606 ZIP code
  • Single family residence built prior to 1978

View our Lead-Safe Housing Registry for homes with repairs through this program.

Before Lead Hazard Removal Program

A rundown house with a brick front porch.

After Lead Hazard Removal Program

A house with new paint and a brick front porch.

After Photos

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Childhood Lead Screening Program

Lead screening program Free screening for children up to age 6.

Lead Resource Information

Healthy Homes

Learn more about keeping the home free of health hazards such as lead-based paint, mold, malfunctioning gas appliances, carbon monoxide poisoning, and improper storage of pesticides.

Keeping Your Home Healthy & Safe

Healthy Homes Brochure

Healthy Housing Assessment Video

Healthy Housing Assessment Video

Healthy Home Video

Healthy Homes Video