Burlington Lead Program - Protecting Families

Burlington Lead Program

This property owner saved $29,000! How much could we save you?


The Burlington Lead Program completed work at the multi-family rental property and using our lead-based paint funding we:

  • replaced old, drafty windows with new energy efficient ones
  • repaired interior and exterior walls & siding
  • repainted the exterior giving it a fresh new look

If your property or home was built prior to 1978, you and your tenants are at risk. We're here to help and we can do it with no out of pocket costs for you. 

100% forgiveness available after meeting program criteria



As #btv property owner Eric Lafayette tells it, working with the Burlington Lead Program "is a no-brainer." By enrolling with us, this building also qualified for the Healthy Homes program. As a result, this property is getting new windows, interior and exterior paint jobs, new flooring and more! Thanks Eric, for taking part in the Burlington Lead Program and for sharing your story. #btvlead burlingtonleadprogram.org

Posted by Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO) on Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Burlington Lead Program is offering its next FREE Essential Maintenance Practices (EMP) Classes on Tuesday, March 22nd and Wednesday, May 25th both in Contois Auditorium inside Burlington City Hall. Space is limited, so please contact Lauren Pyatt at lpyatt@burlingtonvt.gov or 865-5323 to sign up. Classes start at 5pm. 

The Burlington Lead Program (BLP) is a housing program within the City of Burlington Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO). Funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), BLP received its first Lead Hazard Control Grant in 2003.

BLP is primarily a childhood lead poisoning prevention program that provides technical and financial assistance regarding lead and lead hazards to residents of Burlington and Winooski. Burlington and Winooski have the 7th oldest housing stock in the country, and over 70% of these housing units may have lead-based paint hazards.

BLP won recognition in 2005 and again in 2009 by the US Conference of Mayors under the DuPont Lead-Safe for Kids Sake awards. In 2005 and 2006, the US Department of Housing & Urban Development featured BLP as an exemplary local program working in close collaboration with its partner agency (VHCB) at the State level.

Currently, BLP has $3,400,000 through October 2017 to reduce lead-based paint hazards in 165 pre-1978 housing units, as well as to provide education and outreach to residents to help keep families safe from lead poisoning. BLP can also provide a Healthy Home Assessment and provide guidance on how this holistic approach can be beneficial to your family’s health.

We offer many free services that are available to any resident of Burlington and Winooski regardless of whether you’re eligible or enrolled in BLP. All of the funding that goes towards any Lead Hazard Reduction project can be 100% FORGIVEABLE. This means FREE!



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FACT: According to a 2006 study by Dartmouth College, exposure to lead costs VT taxpayers over $80 million per year. Lead poisoning is preventable.

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