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Childhood Lead Poisoning Primary Prevention Program

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 reimbursement 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.

To be eligible for the program, your property must be within the above zip codes, built prior to 1950, and:

  • 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 be current and the property must have no open building code violations
  • The owner must be willing to pay up to 9% of the costs, plus a $57 permit fee
  • The owner must be available for inspection with a lead inspector

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:

Lead Abatement Contractor Performance Reviews

Quarterly records of the performance of contractors in the MHD CLPPP Primary Prevention Program: