Research briefs, reports, and published manuscripts providing key information about the lead and housing landscape in Cleveland can be accessed on the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development’s Lead Safe Research page.
Lead Safe Resource Center
Lead Safe Home Fund
Most of the applications for financial assistance submitted as of Q1 2021 were from properties located in Zone 1, followed by Zone 2 which is aligned with the rollout timeline.
A sizable increase in applications is evident over time–104 applications in Q2 2021, compared to 77 applications in Q1 2021.
Project completion is expectedly lagged, where we are just starting to see some project completion among applications submitted in Q4 2020 and Q1 2021.
Lead Safe Certifications
The vast majority (91%) of Lead Safe Certification applications are passing with certification awarded.
In Q2 2021 222 certifications were issued, a significant increase from the previous quarter, where only 22 certifications were issued.
While this strong upward trend is encouraging, the number of properties with a Lead Safe Certification in Zones 1 and 2 represent a small fraction of the total number of rental properties on the rental registry in each zone (approximately 6% of the 3,769 rental properties in Zones 1 and 2), indicating that there is still a long way to go to get rental properties certified in early rollout zones.