What are the procedures for lead paint elimination in HUD Homes?

The Office of Single Family Housing’s implementation of the Department's Lead Safe Housing program will include the provision of full lead-based paint inspections (rather than only paint testing) of all HUD Real Estate Owned (REO) properties constructed before 1978 that are sold with FHA-insured financing. If the inspection identifies the presence of deteriorated lead-based paint, properties sold with FHA insurance will be subject to lead-based paint stabilization of such paint and clearance testing. HUD will only order a lead-based paint evaluation for HUD REO properties constructed before 1978, and purchased with FHA-insured financing.

REO Property disposition activities are conducted in accordance with 24 CFR 35 subpart F, HUD-Owned Single Family Property available at:  https://www.hud.gov/sites/documents/DOC_12311.PDF 

Handbook 4000.1 IV.B.2.e available at:  https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/administration/hudclips/handbooks/hsgh

Housing Notice 03-30 https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/administration/hudclips/notices/hsg

All policy information contained in this knowledge base article is based upon the referenced HUD policy document. Any lending or insuring decisions should adhere to the specific information contained in that underlying policy document.

Topic Number: KA-02508