Is an Environmental Protection Agency Pamphlet provided to buyers of HUD homes?

The selling broker is responsible for ensuring that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Pamphlet entitled, “Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home” is provided to potential buyers of HUD Real Estate Owned (REO) properties built before 1978. 
For additional information, please contact the Asset Manager with jurisdiction over the property.  To locate contact information for the Asset Manager please visit the HUD Homestore website at and click “Help” in the gray tool bar.

The EPA pamphlet, which is translated from English into Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Arabic, or Somali, can be downloaded from HUD’s website at:

A black and white camera-ready copy of the pamphlet, ready for printing, can be obtained from the National Lead Information Center by calling 1-800-424-LEAD (5323) or by visiting EPA’s website at
For policy information see Handbook 4000.1 IV.B.2.e.ii. at

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-04882