Lead  & healthy homes Programs

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded more than $314 million to 77 state and local government agencies to protect children and families from lead-based paint and home health hazards. New Castle County was awarded a $3.3 million-dollar grant for The No Lead Program, a $2 million-dollar grant for The Healthy Homes Production Grant Program and $8.7 Million  for the Lead Hazard Reduction grant program (LHRD) in 2022. These grants will give us the opportunity to conduct lead hazards and address healthy home hazards on over 590 homes.  

Established in 2019, The Lead Program, aka “No Lead”, addresses and remediates lead hazards in homes within 5 zip codes:  19703, 19720, 19801,19802, 19805 & 19806. Beginning 2023, the Lead Program was awarded an additional $8.7 Million to address an additional 330 units in ALL New Castle County zip codes.  Households with children under the age of 6, with pregnant women, or those built before 1978 may be eligible. 

Beginning 2022, The Healthy Homes Production Grant Program, aka “Healthy Homes” is available to all New Castle County zip codes.  Eligible households may be those with seniors over 62, persons with disabilities or children under 18.  A Healthy Home Assessment (HHA) is performed, to identify hazards such as radon, carbon monoxide, lead hazard, damp & mold, leaking roofs, excess heat and/or cold, falls in bathroom, electrical hazards, structural collapse, lighting issues, pests & food safety, or unsafe windows and doors.  If any health hazards are found during the assessment, we may be able to address the problem for FREE.

No-Lead flyer 2023


New Castle County to abate lead paint in homes for free, Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media, October 29, 2019

Carper, Coons, Blunt Rochester announce $8 million federal grant to protect New Castle County families from lead  OCTOBER 03, 2022


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Interested in working for our program? Please send an email directly to [email protected]


 How much does the Program cost?

Both the No-Lead Program and the Healthy Homes Programs are FREE for those who qualify.

Who is eligible for the free program?

 No-Lead Programs

Tenants, Landlords or Owners with any of the following: 

  • A child under 6 years old
  • A pregnant person living in the home 
  • Reside in a New Castle County
  • Property built before 1978
  •  Meet federal income requirements

Healthy Homes Program

  • Homes with Seniors over 62 years old
  • Homes with Persons with disabilities
  • Homes with children under 18 years old
  • Homes in New Castle County
  • Meet Federal income requirements


Is this a renovation program?

No, if lead or home health hazards are found, the home will be remediated accordingly. Although painting, special cleaning and/or window replacement may be required; this is not a beautification program.

How can I apply?

No-Lead Programs: 

Call 302-395-5318 for an application, visit our office, or  apply online