About The Program

According to 2012 US Census estimates, the City of New Haven has a population of 125,109 people living within a land mass of 38 square miles. There are 47,357 occupied housing units in the city and 41% were built before 1950. The older housing units tend to be more deteriorated than newer housing stock and are also mostly occupied by low income families, many with young children. As this housing stock continues to age the dangers associated with housing/lead based hazards become more prevalent. To increase awareness of childhood lead poisoning prevention, the City of New Haven Department of Health has collaborated with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and State of Connecticut Department of Public Health Lead Poisoning Program to identify and educate the most vulnerable population within the city on dangers of lead paint poisoning and how these risks can be prevented and controlled.

City of New Haven Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

City of New Haven
Health Department
Bureau of Environmental Health
54 Meadow Street, 9th Floor
New Haven, CT 06519
(203) 946-8174