On October 15, 2018, the California Court of Appeal ruled that three companies – The Sherwin-Williams Company, ConAgra Grocery Products Company, and NL Industries, Inc. – must pay into a multimillion-dollar fund to remove toxic lead paint from pre-1951 homes. The City of San Diego was one of the public agencies named in the lawsuit to receive funding from this settlement. 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.