New Final Rule on Lead Safe Housing (AHA573D)

  • Product Format
  • Pre Recorded Webinar
  • Presenter(s)
  • Paul Flogstad
  • Conference Date
  • Thursday, May 25, 2017
  • Aired Time
  • 1:00 pm ET - 12:00 pm CT - 11:00 am MT - 10:00 am PT
  • Length
  • 60 minutes

Understanding and Ensuring Compliance with HUD’s New Lead Safe Housing Rule for Assisted Housing

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), on January 13, 2017, published an amendment to the Lead Safe Housing Rule on responding promptly to cases of children under the age of 6 years living in certain categories of HUD-assisted housing, who have elevated blood lead levels. This rule became effective on February 13, 2017 and has a compliance date of July 13, 2017.

According to the new HUD rule, the housing provider must test the home for potential lead exposure within 15 days when a child under the age of 6 resides in HUD assisted housing. Home must be tested for hazards from lead based paint, dust or soils and if found they must be controlled within 30 days.

This rule will impact approximately 3 million HUD assisted units built before 1978. Approximately 500,000 children under the age of 6 reside in these homes.

The regulation sets hazard reduction requirements that give much greater emphasis than existing regulations to reducing lead in house dust. Scientific research has found that exposure to lead in dust is the most common way young children become lead poisoned. Therefore, the new regulation requires dust testing after paint is disturbed to make sure the home is lead-safe.  Specific requirements depend on whether the housing is being disposed of or assisted by the federal government, and also on the type and amount of financial assistance, the age of the structure, and whether the dwelling is rental or owner-occupied.

The guidance is intended to provide advice to the public on how to understand the lead-based paint hazards and how those hazards affect the general population and especially children under the age of six.

According to HUD, “these Guidelines can be used by those who are required to identify and control lead paint hazards, as well as property owners, landlords, and child-care center operators.  They offer helpful advice on renovations in older housing, lead-based paint inspections and risk assessments, and where to go for help.  The Guidelines also outline what users have to do to meet requirements and recommendations; identify training – and if applicable, certification – required for people who conduct the work; and describe how the work should be done.”

This webinar by expert speaker Paul Flogstad will discuss the impact of this new guidance and will also cover all of the changes and guidelines related to the previous rulings.

Session Highlights

  • The types of assistance, the construction period and the requirements for each sub part of the rule
  • Exact information on each phase of the rule as it pertains to your particular needs
  • Identifying and correcting lead issues in:
    • Older buildings and homes
    • Soil, yards and playgrounds
    • Dust
    • Products
    • Drinking water
  • Folk remedies for lead-based poisoning

Who Should Attend

  • Property owners
  • Property managers
  • Leasing agents
  • Contractors
  • Builders
  • Housing authority staff
  • Municipal building services staff

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About the Presenter(s)

Paul has been involved in the real estate industry for the past 38 years. He has been involved in sales, construction, project management, appraisal, property management and property management consulting/training.

Through his consulting company, Property Management Solutions, he provides training and consulting services nationwide to owners, management companies, multi-housing associations, as well as state and federal agencies.

He specializes in fair housing issues and has developed fair housing and outreach programs for governmental agencies as well as conducting seminars which are presented to property management companies, apartment associations and the general public nationwide. Most recently, he has been a consultant to the State of South Dakota. In this assignment he has developed a fair housing awareness program that is one of the first of its kind in the nation. It involves a three pronged approach to fair housing awareness. This approach makes use of an ombudsman concept and has proven to be very effective in dealing with discrimination and landlord/tenant issues.

For over twenty years he was involved in appraisal of residential, multi-family, farm and commercial properties throughout the Midwest. Most recently, he was a consultant for affordable, multi-housing properties in 22 different states. This involved properties in HUD, Rural Development, HOME and Tax Credit programs.

He holds numerous professional property management designations and currently holds the prestigious RHM designation from the National Center for Housing Management.

Paul was previously Vice President of the South Dakota Multi-Housing Association, Vice Chairman of the Minnehaha County Housing and Redevelopment Commission, and Chairman of the Sioux Falls Property Appeals Board. In 2009, he received the Outstanding Educator of the Year award from the South Dakota Multi-Housing Association.

Paul just authored a book which was released in January of 2015. It is titled: “Fair Housing: What Everyone Should Know”. This is a comprehensive book about the fair housing written with a property manager’s perspective and with real world examples.

Paul enjoys working with people and helping them be the best they can be.


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