Residential Deleading Program

Due to the age of Boston’s housing stock, lead paint poisoning is a serious health issue and environmental problem. Urban Edge is dedicated to helping families create a safe, healthy living environment for their small children. Since 1998, Urban Edge has worked in conjunction with the MassHousing's "Get the Lead Out" Program. This program provides loans to owners of 1 – 4 family properties to remove lead paint from their homes, thereby reducing the risk of lead poisoning in children. Urban Edge performs outreach and marketing, takes loan applications, performs underwriting, and assists with closing the loans. During the deleading process, Urban Edge holds the funds in escrow, helps with the deleading contract, and provides technical assistance.

For more information on Urban Edge’s deleading program, please call (617)989-9316 or email eosorio@urbanedge.org .