STEP 2: After the application and all necessary paperwork are returned to LHAND and deemed eligible, a licensed Lead Paint Inspector/Risk Assessor will contact the applicant to schedule an inspection along with the Rehabilitation Specialist from LHAND. The Rehabilitation Specialist will conduct an inspection of the interior, exterior and the premises for "Public Health and Safety" violations.
STEP 3: After the lead inspection, you will receive a copy of the lead inspection report. LHAND will define the scope of work for the project including other available funding and expected private contributions where applicable.
STEP 4: LHAND’s procurement office will obtain written “itemized” cost estimates from three (3) licensed deleading contractors and the Rehab Specialist will review and approve your de-leading estimates and select the lowest reasonable bid.
STEP 5: LHAND will arrange for a closing where contracts and grant agreements will be signed and any relocation arrangements made. Once you have closed your de-leader must submit to the State, a Ten (10) day Deleading Notification and apply for any necessary permits.
STEP 6: LHAND will monitor the deleading work until completion and payments are only issued upon receiving a letter of lead compliance.
Work must not begin before the closing. LHAND will not be responsible for any amounts you commit or spend before the closing. Our financial relationship with you begins at the closing, and we are not in any way or at any time responsible to any third party (such as subcontractors or suppliers) in the course of performing the work.
The Federal Uniform Relocation Act
Applies to property in which any rental unit is occupied at the time the owner applies for federal assistance. It is most important that the homeowner work closely with program staff in this area to insure full and proper compliance with all provisions of the Uniform Relocation Act.
The National Environmental Policy Act
Applies to the rehabilitation of property that is historically or architecturally significant, or; located in a flood zone, or; adversely impacted by consistently high noise levels, or; involved with the disturbance or removal of asbestos.
The rehabilitation scope of work submitted by you will be subject to Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) standards when exterior work is proposed. This especially applies to buildings included in the Register of Historic Places; buildings 50 years or older; the proposed use of vinyl or aluminum siding; the reconstruction of fire-damaged buildings; the replacement or repair of porches and handrails, doors, eaves, and roof lines and; proposed changes to any other structural or decorative building component.
Compliance with the above guidelines for exterior work may require detailed drawings as a condition of obtaining MHC approval; therefore, you are strongly encouraged to submit clear and detailed written specifications and cost estimates as early as possible. We will review your plans and, if necessary, forward them to MHC for approval.
The owner hereby authorizes the placement of a temporary lawn sign for the duration of the project which acknowledges program participation and funding sources.
You will be given additional assistance on how to comply with the provisions of all the above if it applies to your property.
Please sign below to confirm that you have received a copy of the Lynn Lead Abatement Program Guidelines and that you have read and understand these Guidelines.