The Portland Water Bureau partners with many groups to provide outreach and education about reducing lead in our community.
The Community Alliance of Tenants is a grassroots organization that educates and empowers tenants to reduce lead-poisoning hazards and secure safe housing.
Community Energy Project empowers people to maintain healthier, more livable homes by providing free workshops, materials, and resources that build awareness and help families limit exposure to harmful lead in their everyday lives.
The Fair Housing Council of Oregon has a lead hazard awareness program that educates landlords about lead hazards in housing and their legal responsibilities related to lead hazards.
Growing Gardens works with low-income Portland residents to promote home gardens and reduce lead exposure from soil.
The Environmental Health Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is a general resource for lead information and testing.
The Oregon Health Authority provides several lead poisoning prevention and lead-based paint programs.
The Portland Lead Hazard Control Program provides an evaluation of lead hazards and financial assistance to reduce lead-based paint hazards in housing occupied by qualified low- and moderate-income households.
Portland Public Schools remediates and removes lead paint hazards from their facilities that are attended by children six and under.
If your organization has identified a need for lead hazard reduction in your community and have ideas for addressing that need, please consider submitting an application. Application details and deadlines are available by calling the Lead Hazard Reduction Program at 503-823-1547.