HUD Lead Hazard Control Program

The City is no longer accepting applications for the Lead Program. If future funds become available, a new application will be made available.

Keeping kids lead free since 2003!

The City of Marshalltown recently completed its 5th HUD Lead Hazard Control Grant, which included making 130 homes lead safe. The program jurisdiction included the unincorporated counties of Marshall, Tama, Hardin and Story along with many incorporated communities. View a jurisdiction map (PDF).

For more information call our office at 641-754-6583.

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The Lead Hazard Control Grant is used to assist in lead hazard remediation of owner-occupied and renter-occupied units. Eligible families must meet the income guidelines and have a child in the home under the age of 6. Eligible properties must have been built prior to 1978.

Lead Hazards

Lead hazards exist when lead based paint deteriorates on a surface by chipping, peeling or flaking. Hazards can also be found on an impact surface such as a door jamb where it is continually hit. A friction surface hazard is created by two items sliding against each other such as a window going up and down. 

Information for Contractors

Contractors working on a home built prior to 1978 are required to have the proper certification for dealing with lead based paint under Federal law regardless of if any form of assistance is being used. Read through more information on lead hazard contractors.

Applying for Assistance

The City is NOT currently accepting applications for this program.

Highlights of the grant program:

  • Assistance amounts are anticipated to increase to a maximum per unit of $19,999.
  • Assistance will now be available to all Marshall, Tama and Hardin County residents.
  • Rental property owners will be required to provide a matching contribution of 10%.

StoryCorps Program

Listen to the Housing and Community Development Director, Michelle Spohnheimer talk to the former Housing Director Mary Schrader about the Marshalltown Public Library and the relationship to the HUD Lead Hazard Control Program on StoryCorps a NPR program

Further Information

For more information about this program please contact the Housing Office.