Childhood Lead Poisoning
The City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) operates a Primary Prevention Program to make properties lead safe in Milwaukee. Through this program, eligible property owners are provided a grant to replace original windows that have lead-based paint.
Why windows? In older homes with lead-based paint, windows are a primary source of lead-based paint chips and leaded dust.
Primary Prevention Program Eligibility and Requirements
The program targets zip codes in the city of Milwaukee where the majority of elevated blood lead levels are reported. These zip codes are: 53204, 53205, 53206, 53208, 53209, 53210, 53212, 53215, and 53216.
Download map of the Milwaukee target area
To be eligible for the program, your property must be within the above zip codes and:
- Property must be built prior to 1950
- Rental properties must have low-income tenants or vacant units must be made available to low-income tenants
- Owner-occupants must meet income requirements and have a pregnant woman or children under the age of 4 in the home
- Property taxes must not be delinquent and the property must have no open building code violations
- The owner must be willing to pay $30 per window and a $57 permit fee
- The owner must be available for an inspection with a lead inspector
Download program eligibility requirements (Available in Spanish)
Certified Lead Abatement Contractor List for the Primary Prevention Program
Owners participating in the MHD CLPPP Primary Prevention Program must use the following approved contractors to perform MHD-funded abatement work:
Certified Lead Abatement Contractor List current as of January 10, 2017.
Lead Abatement Contractor Performance Reviews
Quarterly records of the performance of contractors in the MHD CLPPP Primary Prevention Program: