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, the San Diego Residential Lead Abatement Program (SDRLAP) was created. Learn more about SDRLAP.
Childhood lead poisoning is the number one environmental health problem facing children today. Unlike many diseases, lead poisoning is entirely preventable. The Lead Safety and Healthy Homes Program serves as the primary liaison for connecting the community with resources to prevent lead poisoning. We are working with a collaboration of agencies dedicated towards eliminating childhood lead poisoning.
The City of San Diego's HUD funded “Lead Safety Collaborative” grant program concluded on December 13, 2017. Landlords of rental properties with lead hazards remediated through this program are registered in the Lead Safe Housing Registry.