Lead Based Paint Issues
While the Housing Authority has always done a visual inspection of paint surfaces in H.C.V. units, there is a new regulation that went into effect in Pennsylvania on March 15, 2001. When the Housing Authority inspector goes to inspect a unit, there should be no chipping or peeling paint on any surfaces in the unit or exterior of the unit. If the family that lives in the unit or is proposing to move into the unit has any children under six and the unit was built prior to January 1, 1978, any deteriorated paint surfaces require corrective action.
All owners should visually inspect their units and correct any chipping or peeling paint prior to the inspection that is scheduled by the Housing Authority.
If you want more information about lead-based paint, please visit this web site: http://www.epa.gov/lead/