The Lead Lawsuit Settlement
In July of 2019, after 16 years of vigorous litigation, a settlement was reached between 10 California jurisdictions and three paint manufacturers. ConAgra Grocery Products Co., NL Industries Inc. and Sherwin-Williams Company have agreed to pay into a multimillion-dollar fund to remove toxic lead paint hazards from residential properties. As a result, Healthy Homes Ventura County (HHVC) was created.
Our primary goal is to remediate or remove lead hazards from the interior of privately owned residential properties built before 1951. Lead paint is the primary source of childhood lead poisoning. The Healthy Homes Program integrates health and safety interventions, lead hazard control, and housing rehabilitation for property owners by coordinating resources in an efficient manner to produce healthy homes. Our approach improves the housing for current and future occupants. HHVC funding will also be used for education and outreach activities.
The Healthy Homes Program’s services will be available to property owners across Ventura County. The Healthy Homes Program provides qualified homeowners with:
- Inspections and plans for lead and home safety hazard removal
- Financial assistance to remediate hazards
- Relocation assistance during construction
- Lead hazard and healthy homes education
Coming Summer of 2020- Check back for updates
For more information about Healthy Homes Ventura County