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HUD New Final Rule on Lead Safe Housing

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  • 60 minutes

On January 13, 2017, HUD published an amendment to the Lead Safe Housing Rule on responding promptly to cases of children under age 6 living in certain categories of HUD-assisted housing who have elevated blood lead levels. This rule is effective February 13, 2017 and with a compliance date of July 13, 2017.

This rule will cover about 3 million HUD-assisted housing units built before 1978, the year lead-based paint was banned for residential use. Of these homes, about 500,000 are estimated to have children under age six residing in them.

When a child under age six resides in HUD-assisted housing and has an elevated blood level, the housing provider will have to test the home and other potential sources of the child’s lead exposure within 15 days, and ensure that hazards from lead-based paint, dust, or soil are controlled within 30 days. The housing provider must also report the case to HUD so the Department can ensure that follow-up is completed on time.

The rule generally applies to work performed in target housing units receiving HUD housing assistance, such as rehabilitation or acquisition assistance. The program participant governmental jurisdiction, non-profit, community organization or the property owner who accepts HUD funds) becomes responsible for compliance with this rule and is referred to as the designated party (or DP). Renovation firms may include, for example, for-profit contractors, non-profit organizations, or a designated party using its own employees for renovation.

The Lead Safe Housing Rule (LSHR) applies to all federally-assisted housing. Depending on the nature of work and the dollar amount of federal investment in the property, certain requirements must be complied with in handling lead-based paint. Our expert Paul Flogstad will cover those here. 

Session Highlights:


  • Disclosure of Known Lead-Based Paint Hazards Upon Sale or Lease of Residential Property 

  • General Lead-Based Paint Requirements and Definitions for All Programs 

  • Disposition of Residential Property Owned by a Federal Agency other Than HUD 

  • Project-Based Assistance Provided by a Federal Agency Other Than HUD 

  • HUD-Owned Single Family Property 

  • Multifamily Mortgage Insurance 

  • Project-Based Rental Assistance 

  • HUD-Owned and Mortgagee-in-Possession Multifamily Property 

  • Rehabilitation 

  • Acquisition, Leasing, Support Services, or Operation 

  • Public Housing Programs 

  • Tenant-Based Rental Assistance 

  • Methods and Standards for Lead-Based Paint Hazard Evaluation and Hazard Reduction Activities

  • The types of assistance, the construction period and what the requirements are for each subpart of the rule will be covered in detail

  • HUD's specific requirements depend on the amount of Federal rehabilitation assistance the project is receiving. We will discuss these three requirements in detail: 

  • Up to $5,000 per unit: "Do no harm" approach

  • Greater than $5,000 and up to $25,000 per unit: Identify and control lead hazards 

  • Greater than $25,000 per unit: Identify and abate lead hazards

Why You Should Attend:

This webinar will cover all of the changes and guidelines related to the previous HUD rulings for lead-safe housing and the impact of this new guidance.

The topics covered here will help those who are required to identify and control lead paint hazards, as well as property owners, landlords, and child-care center operators. This webinar will offer helpful advice on renovations in older housing, lead-based paint inspections and risk assessments, and where to go for help. The webinar will also cover what users have to do to meet requirements and recommendations; identify training – and if applicable, certification – required for people who conduct the work; and describe how the work should be done. 

Who Should Attend: 

  • Property Owners 

  • Property Managers 

  • Leasing Agents 

  • Contractors 

  • Builders 

  • Housing Authority Staff 

  • Municipal Building Services Staff



Paul Flogstad

Paul Flogstad

Paul has been involved in the real estate industry for the past 38 years. After college graduation he was in law enforcement for 4 years. From that point on, he has been involved in sales, construction, project management, appraisal, mortgage consulting and brokerage, property management and property management consulting/training. 

Most recently, he was a consultant for affordable, multi-housing properties in 22 different states. This involved properties in HUD, Rural Development and Tax Credit programs. In this role he supported managers by training, compliance, budgeting, developing policy and procedures as well as creating successful marketing strategies. Previously was a regional manager for a large property management company in South Dakota. 

For over twenty years was involved in appraisal of residential, multi-family, farm and commercial properties throughout the Midwest.

He holds numerous professional property management designations and currently holds the prestigious RHM designation from the National Center for Housing Management. 

In 2007 he formed Property Management Solutions. In this capacity, he provides training and consulting services nationwide to owners, management companies, multi-housing associations, as well as state and federal agencies. 

Paul was previously Vice President of the South Dakota Multi-Housing Association, Vice Chairman of the Minnehaha County Housing and Redevelopment Commission, and Chairman of the Sioux Falls Property Appeals Board. In 2009, he received the Outstanding Educator of the Year award from the South Dakota Multi-Housing Association.

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