The City is currently accepting interest forms for this program. Full applications are available at the Housing & Community Development Department, 36 N Center Street. We are still in the start-up phases of the program and anticipate the majority of work to start in the spring of 2020. Don't wait to apply though because funding will be limited and available based on priority preferences.
Effective April 1, 2019 a NEW Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction Grant began. We are helping to keep kids lead free since 2003!
Our 6th grant program will only be available to properties in the City of Marshalltown corporate limits.
For more information call our office at 641-754-6583.
The Lead Hazard Control Grant is used to assist in lead hazard remediation of owner-occupied and renter-occupied units. Eligible families must meet the income guidelines and have a child in the home under the age of 6. Eligible properties must have been built prior to 1978.
Lead hazards exist when lead based paint deteriorates on a surface by chipping, peeling or flaking. Hazards can also be found on an impact surface such as a door jamb where it is continually hit. A friction surface hazard is created by two items sliding against each other such as a window going up and down.
Contractors working on a home built prior to 1978 are required to have the proper certification for dealing with lead based paint under Federal law regardless of if any form of assistance is being used. Read through more information on lead hazard contractors.
Listen to the Housing and Community Development Director, Michelle Spohnheimer talk to the former Housing Director Mary Schrader about the Marshalltown Public Library and the relationship to the HUD Lead Hazard Control Program on StoryCorps a NPR program.
For more information about this program please contact the Housing Office.