Landlords & Property Owners

Beginning March 1, 2021, the City of Cleveland is requiring residential rental units to receive a Lead Safe Certification.  

What does it mean to be lead safe?

Lead safe is a proactive approach. It means making sure homes don’t pose a lead risk before a child could be poisoned. A home is lead safe when lead risks – known as lead hazards - have been controlled so that the concentration of leaded dust remains below the threshold set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This means a lead safe home is no longer hazardous but may still contain lead. 

In order to combat lead poisoning, the City of Cleveland has required residential rental units built before 1978 to get a Lead Safe Certification. To obtain a Lead Safe Certification, rental property owners must pass a Lead Clearance conducted by an independent, certified lead safe worker. 

What does this mean for rental property owners?

  • Starting in March 2021, rental property owners with units built before 1978 must obtain a Lead Safe Certification. 
  • In order to receive the Certification, the unit must be lead safe - lead hazards must be remediated within the home.
  • Financial assistance is available to help property owners obtain their Lead Safe Certification. Learn More

What does this mean for other property owners?

If you’re an owner of a pre-1978 home, the Coalition strongly encourages you to follow the same Lead Clearance process and ensure your home is lead safe. 

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Mandel D.

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