Enforce Lead Safe Certificate Law

Enforcement is the pathway to voluntary compliance

Implementing the Lead Safe Certificate program requires the voluntary cooperation of owners of an estimated 80.000 owners of rental properties built before 1978. They will be required to register with the city and submit a lead clearance test to certify that their property is lead safe. 

This fall it has become clear that Cleveland's Department of Building and Housing is falling behind in voluntary compliance with Lead Safe certification.

Hope for enforcement against owners who fail to comply with the Lead Safe Certificate Program *seems* to hinge on the adoption of the Mayor's Residents First code enforcement program, which will be under consideration in City Council, later this year. Here's a discussion of the Mayor's proposal.

Here's what's in the News

Here are some recommendations to improve enforcement of the Lead Safe Certificate Program