Healthy Kids Collaborative (HKC) Lead Remediation Program
The Healthy Kids Collaborative (HKC) Lead Remediation Program is a three year effort to make up to 600 homes lead safe for Rhode Island families. Each home will be inspected for lead hazards and undergo lead hazard reduction sufficient to meet RI regulated lead safe levels.
Benefits of the Program:
- All qualifying apartments or homes (units) will gain a State of Rhode Island Lead Safe Certificate.
- These units will receive inspections for lead (RI Certified Comprehensive Inspections and Clearance Inspections) before the work to assess the hazards and after to prove lead safety.
- CLEARCorps USA and Participating Organizations (West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation – WEHDC, CLEARCorps RI, or REACH) will identify and remediate lead hazards in the unit in accordance with Federal and State regulations.
- Participants must be out of their unit while the work is being conducted. They will receive relocation assistance for the duration of the work.
- Participants will learn how to protect their children from lead poisoning. The will also be provided with education and information on how to maintain a lead safe environment.
- Participants will receive referrals for other state programs and community resources for additional home repairs.
- Participating families will be referred to a lead center for additional education on lead safety, testing, or other associated services.
Conditions for Admission:
- Tenants will qualify as low-income; the household income must be below Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidelines in Rhode Island.
- Units must be currently occupied: either by the owner or tenant.
- Units occupied with children 6 years old and younger are prioritized. Also, units that have visiting children 6 and younger (for a significant amount of time) or are home-based day cares may qualify.
- Units will be in six specific block groups in Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls and Woonsocket.
- Units built before 1950 are a priority.
- Units are structurally intact and meet code requirements, including the legal number of units for the structure.
- Foreclosed properties do not qualify for the program.
The Enrollment Process:
The Childhood Lead Action Project engages families and homeowners in these block groups and enroll them into the process. They will take applications and documentation (including information regarding income and child visitation – if necessary) to demonstrate they meet criteria. A risk assessor will then come to make a visual assessment of the home to see if the scope of work qualifies for the program. Once fully enrolled, CLEARCorps Rhode Island will contact the owner and occupant(s) to prepare the family for upcoming work and schedule the remediation. If you are interested in more information, please review the maps ( to see of you are eligible within the block groups), download and review the application, and contact CLAP.
*Owner Occupants must do both forms.
About the HKC Lead Remediation Project:
The HKC Lead Remediation Program is managed by Community Lead Education and Reduction Corps (CLEARCorps USA) with local participating organizations Childhood Lead Action Project (The Project), West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation (WEHDC), and CLEARCorps RI. The program is developed and funded by the Healthy Kids Collaborative (HKC), a state-wide lead safety initiative in RI, funded by DuPont, and conducted as a partnership between the Children’s Health Forum and RI Attorney General Patrick Lynch with the input and guidance of a commission of community leaders.
To Find Out if you Qualify:
In Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls, or Woonsocket Call:
Childhood Lead Action Project (the Project) 401.785.1310 ext. 202
Realty Endeavor For Affordable Community Housing (REACH) (No Webpage)