Lead has been used for many years in products found in and around our homes. Many homes built before 1978 have lead-based paint. These homes come in different shapes, sizes, and locations. Lead can be found in the city, country, or suburbs; in apartments and single-family homes; and in both private and public housing. Lead-based paint was commonly used on the interiors as well as the exteriors of houses and apartments. Read more to protect yourself and your family from lead in the home.
- For information about our SCHIP Grant, which provides funding to remove lead paint hazards from homes, see our Medicaid Grant page
- For more information about lead licensure, including to search for a licensed professional, see our Lead Licensure page.
- For more information about healthy homes, see our Healthy Homes page.
See the list of hazardous properties in Ohio whose owners have refused to comply with an order from the Ohio Department of Health or its delegated local board of health to correct known lead hazards.
As a result of their non-compliance, property owners have been issued an order to vacate these properties because they contain known lead hazards and have been declared unsafe for human occupation, especially for children younger than six years old and pregnant women. This means that no person should be living in these properties until the identified lead hazards have been corrected, the properties pass a clearance examination, and the lead hazard control order has been lifted by the Ohio Department of Health or its delegated local board of health.
If you have any questions, please contact the Ohio Department of Health or its delegated local board of health. Contact information is provided with each property listed via the above link. This list of properties with known lead hazards is updated daily.
Find Lead-Safe Rentals in Ohio
The Ohio Department of Health works with the Ohio Housing Finance Agency to help renters locate lead safe housing in Ohio. The Ohio Housing Locator is a free, statewide service for rental housing. This website helps Ohioans search for units that are affordable, accessible, available to seniors, lead safe, and more.
Medicaid Grant (SCHIP)
The ODH lead program has funding to remove lead paint hazards from homes built before 1978. This program is statewide and available in every county in Ohio. The goal is to help protect families with Medicaid eligible children and/or Medicaid eligible pregnant women against the dangers of lead paint hazards.
For more information, see our Medicaid Grant page.
Ohio Lead Abatement Tax Credit Program
The ODH lead abatement tax credit program provides state tax credit certificates to Ohio property owners that have incurred lead abatement costs in their pre-1978 built dwelling. This program is statewide and available in every county in Ohio. The goal is to help promote lead-safe housing in the state, offset the costs associated with the performance of lead abatement, and to protect families and children against lead exposure.
For more information, see our Lead Abatement Tax Credit page.
OHFA Lead Paint Safe Pilot Program for Qualified Toledo Homeowners
For a limited time, the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA), in collaboration with Huntington National Bank, is offering low-interest home repair loans for homeowners living in eligible census tracts in the City of Toledo whose homes may have potential lead paint hazards. The program will help pay for the costs to make their homes Lead Safe.
The following are resources that you can use to help prevent exposure to lead in the home, whether you own or rent.
- ODH: Cleaning to Control Lead Dust in Your Home
- U.S. EPA: Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home
- U.S. EPA: Renovate Right: Important Lead Hazard Information for families, child care providers, and schools
- U.S. EPA: Consumer Tool for Identifying Point of Use Drinking Water Filters Certified to Reduce Lead
For Property Owners
The following are resources that you can use to help you maintain a lead-safe home, whether you live in your home or you lease it to others. If you are looking for a licensed lead professional, please see our Lead Licensure page for more information.