Landlord Notices & Information

Lead Paint Issues

While the Housing Authority has always done a visual inspection of paint surfaces in Section 8 units, there is a new regulation that went into effect in Pennsylvania on March 15, 2001. When the Housing Authority inspector goes to inspect a unit, there should be no chipping or peeling paint on any surfaces in the unit as well as outside the unit.

If the family that lives in the unit or is proposing to move into the unit has any children under six and the unit was built prior to January 1, 1978, any deteriorated paint surfaces will require testing for the presence of lead.

All owners should visually inspect their units and correct any chipping or peeling paint prior to the inspection that is scheduled by the Housing Authority.

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Landlord/Agent information
1. Welcome letter
2. Available unit
3. HQS checklist
4. Owner handbook
. Healthy Home Issues: Carbon Monoxide

1. CFL light bulbs
2. Heating
3. Carbon monoxide
4. Smoke detectors
5. Furnace
6. Outlets

Manufactured homes
1. Manufactured home safety tips
2. Tie-downs

Lead-base paint
1. Lead-base paint requirements
2. Tips on removal
3. Clearance requirements
4. Lead-base paint certificate
5. Visual and Stabilization req’s