What is the Lead Hazard Control Program?
Community Action Agency (CAA) was awarded a grant from Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to expand residential lead hazard control services to eligible households with Medicaid enrolled children in the counties of Lenawee and Hillsdale. Funding is provided through the Michigan Medicaid Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  The grant allows CAA to provide services including lead inspections, lead risk assessments, and abatement of identified lead dust, lead-based paint, lead contaminated soil, and lead in water hazards. 
 
Why is Lead Exposure a Problem?
Children under the age of two who have experienced high lead exposure are at risk for decreased fine motor skills, speech delay, and poor concentration. It both hinders normal development, and can lower their ability to succeed in school. Lead hazards may be present in housing constructed before 1978.
 
Who is Eligible?
  • Families with Medicaid enrolled children who are 19 yrs. and under.
  • Medicaid enrolled women who are pregnant.
  • Must reside in Lenawee or Hillsdale County.
  • Home ownership is not required.
What We Can Do for You
Conduct lead investigations to determine if lead-based paint hazards exist. If a hazard is found, we will be able to remove or control the hazard through various home repairs. If your home was built before 1978, you and your family could be at risk.
 
Priority for Funding
Families with Medicaid enrolled children under the age of 6, or Medicaid enrolled women who are pregnant.
Families with Medicaid enrolled children under the age of 6 with elevated blood lead levels of 5 µg/dL or higher.
 
What is the cost? 
There is no cost for eligible applicants.
 

Medicaid CHIP Grant lead abatement services will work with other established programs and services including health care, nutrition and education. Our partners in this grant include Lenawee County Health Department, Department of Health & Human Services, Lenawee Intermediate School District, Head Start, City of Adrian, Habitat for Humanity of Lenawee County, and Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency.

 
Who to contact? 
Natalie Loop, Lead Program-Housing Specialist at (517) 438-2482 or nloop@caajlh.org
 
Find the Lead Safe Home application here.