Burlington Lead Program

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), the Lead Program received its first Lead Hazard Control Grant in 2003.

Currently, BLP has $2,900,000 to reduce lead-based paint hazards in pre-1978 homes in Burlington and Winooski, as well as to provide education and outreach to residents to help keep families and households safe from lead poisoning.

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APPLY TODAY to receive 100% forgivable grants and loans towards a lead hazard reduction project to make your home or rental property safer, healthier, and compliant with Essential Maintenance Practices. We are able to provide up to $12,000/unit in eligible rental properties where no children under age 6 reside, $14,500/unit in eligible rental properties where children age 6 reside, and $20,000 for eligible owner-occupied or rental single-family properties. 

BLP works with property owners to reduce lead-based paint hazards at their properties. We work in single-family homes, owner-occupied rental properties, rental apartment buildings, and home-based childcare centers. To qualify for assistance the property must:

  • Be located in Burlington or Winooski
  • Have been constructed prior to 1978
  • Have at least one (1) bedroom
  • Total household income cannot exceed 80% of the area median income
  • Owner-occupied properties must have a child under age 6 or an expectant parent living at the residence. This does not apply to rental properties. 

To get started, fill out the application below and return to sdurmick@burlingtonvt.gov or send it to Burlington Lead Program, 149 Church St. Room 32, Burlington, VT 05401


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Mayor Miro Weinberger and HUD Announce Award of More Than $3.6 Million to Burlington Lead Program

November 9, 2020:

"All Burlington families deserve homes that are safe, healthy, and affordable. Our Burlington Lead Program is a critical part of the City's work to make that vision a reality, and this award means that that work will continue"

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