Resources for Families
Bright Beginnings Parent Support Lead Program: case management, peer support and more.
PRC: Preservation, Retention and Contingency Financial assistance for "Shelter assistance services for rental assistance and/or security deposits/or utility assistance, or there is lead poisoning in the house.
Email - Submit as an attachment to Cuy-PRC-Application@jfs.ohio.gov.
Drop-off - Neighborhood Family Service Center Location Drop Boxes
Fax - Submit to (216) 987-8655.
Phone - Call (216) 987-7392 to leave a message requesting for a PRC application to be mailed to you.
Here are three steps that families can take to address lead hazards at home.
- Cleaning can reduce lead exposure.
Identifying Lead hazards in your home.
Report Lead Hazards to your landlord and City of Cleveland.
Step 1: Cleaning your home.
EPA has a handbook on steps families can take to protect their children from lead exposure. Your landlord should have provided a copy of this document at the beginning of your tenancy or you can request a copy from CLASH.
Rent a HepaVac and do a thorough cleaning. Deep cleaning will raise some dust so make sure the children and pregnant women are outside the home for at least 8 hours after the cleaning.
Use Dustwipes to do spot clean ups after a thorough cleaning.
Professional cleaning agencies that have experience with Lead safe cleaning standards may be of assistance.
Step 2 Identifying Lead Hazards in your home
Identifying and Reducing the Risk of Lead: Friction Impact Surfaces. Produced by Cleveland Department of Public Health
There are no longer any EPA approved home lead test kits. CLASH is in the process of identifying DIY home lead test kits. Watch for details.
CLASH can help with testing bare soil in and around your home. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 3: Report Lead Hazards to your landlord and your local Department of Building and Housing.
In Cleveland, report your complaint Cleveland’s Citizen Complaint Line. Dial 311 or email: Cleveland311@clevelandohio.gov. If you are outside Cleveland, call your city's office of building and housing.
If you fail to get a response from your landlord or your city's office of building and house, contact CLASH at email@example.com to learn more about your rights.