Lead Safe Maricopa County

Maricopa County homeowners and renters living outside the city of Phoenix may be qualified to receive services from the Human Services Department’s Lead Safe Maricopa County program. This no-cost program aims to reduce childhood lead poisoning by creating lead-safe housing for the County’s most vulnerable families. Services available for eligible homeowners and renters will include lead-based paint home inspections and hazard reduction services.

For more information about lead poisoning, please visit the Arizona Department of Health Services’ website.

If you live in Phoenix, please contact the City of Phoenix to learn about their Lead Safe Phoenix program. 

To apply for the Lead Safe Maricopa County program, follow the step-by-step instructions below.


How to Apply


Step 1 Check Eligibility

To qualify for the Lead Safe program, a homeowner or renter must meet the following criteria:

  • Housing is in Maricopa County, but not in the city of Phoenix;
  • Housing was built before 1978;
  • Housing is a single-family home or an apartment complex with less than 15 units;
  • A child under the age of six (6) or a pregnant woman lives in the home or a child under the age of six (6) visits at least three hours a day on two (2) separate days a week; and
  • Household’s total income is at or below 80% Area Median Income. 

80% of the Area Median Income

80% of the Area Median Income for Fiscal Year 2021 as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Effective April 2020.
Household Size
Annual Household Income
1
$43,600
2
$49,800
3
$56,050
4
$62,250
5
$67,250
6
$72,250
7
$77,200
8
$82,200
Each Additional Person
Contact us for households larger than 8

Step 2Complete Online Inquiry Form

To receive additional information about the Lead Safe Maricopa County program, please complete the confidential online inquiry form by clicking on the button below. After you have submitted the form, the Human Services Department will contact you within 10 business days to discuss your inquiry.

If you have questions, require assistance with the completion of the form, or would like to request the form in paper, please call 602-506-1258, TTY 711, or email LeadSafe@maricopa.gov.

FAQ's



Lead is a naturally occurring element, but it can be harmful when it gets into the body, especially for young children and pregnant women. Although lead-based paint has been banned for consumer use, homes and apartments built before 1978 may have peeling or chipping lead-based paint. Lead is particularly dangerous to children under six years old; it can cause delayed growth, behavioral problems, hearing loss, and brain damage.



FREE services provided to eligible homes may include:

  • Lead testing to determine if your home has lead hazards.
  • The removal of those hazards, if found.
  • Your property may also qualify for minor healthy home repairs that will help make it safer.


No. We are taking applications for openings now and currently there is no waitlist!



Both the interior and exterior of the home will be tested. Based on the results of the test, lead hazard removal may occur inside and/or outside of the home.



Unfortunately, no. If lead-based paint is not found during the test, you will be provided a copy of the test results and no further actions will be taken on the home. You may still apply for other Maricopa County housing programs.



No. The Lead Safe Maricopa County program seeks to avoid elevated blood lead levels from occurring in children whenever possible. A child’s blood lead level is not used in determining eligibility.



No. Maricopa County has a pool of qualified, licensed contractors that will perform the work.



The need for relocation is a possibility if there are any health and safety concerns with the work to be performed. If necessary, relocation will be brief, never to exceed 10 days. Maricopa County will facilitate and accommodate any necessary relocation needs.