Policy Resources

Congressional Reports

Data Sharing and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

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Federal and State Laws

Federal laws

  • HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Ruleexternal icon
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Lead Safe Housing Rule applies to all target housing that is federally owned and applies to target housing receiving federal assistance.
  • Title X Regulations (Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992)

State laws

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Lead-Safe Housing Policy

  • Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)external icon
    This 2007 report examines how the LIHTC program has addressed childhood lead poisoning associated with lead-based paint hazards in old housing that is undergoing rehabilitation. It describes additional measures that should be taken to ensure that program advances the goal of eliminating the disease by 2010 and does not inadvertently create lead-based paint hazards in the housing units it rehabilitates, therefore protecting the future viability of the program.

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Policy Statements

American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Guidebook for Developing State and Local Lead-Based Enforcement Bench Books pdf icon[PDF – 330 KB]external icon – August 2008
    The Guidebook for Developing State and Local Lead-Based Enforcement Bench Books is a how-to manual to help those who are not lawyers develop state and local lead-based paint enforcement benchbooks for their jurisdictions. Because of diverse state and local laws, no single benchbook would be accurate or relevant for every jurisdiction. Therefore, the guidebook provides background and resource information, advice, and specific “action items” for developing state and local benchbooks. The guidebook also explains how to find codes about housing, property maintenance, health, nuisance abatement, and other topics that may address lead-based paint hazards. Source: National Center for Healthy Housingexternal icon

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