According to Detroit Health Department and the Census, 73.9% of the City’s housing was built before 1955 and, therefore, contains paint with a high proportion of lead. Due to the large number of old homes, the rate of lead poisoning is much higher in Detroit than that in other areas. The State of Michigan considers all children in the City of Detroit to be at-risk. Each year, more than 2,000 Detroit children are found to have lead poisoning. It is estimated that there are over 10,000 lead poisoned children in Detroit. Current data show that 1 in 10 children living in Detroit are lead poisoned and in some zip codes, that number is as high as 1 in 5. Unfortunately, despite mandatory screening requirements for Medicaid children, only 33% of Detroit’s 113,000 children under 6 are tested.
2,000 Detroit Children that were tested for lead had blood lead levels above 10ìg/dL
U SNAP BAC is an approved Intake Center for the City of Detroit Lead Hazard Grant.
You must be a homeowner or a landlord in zip codes 48202, 48204, 48206, 48209, 48210, 48213, 48214 or 48217 with children under the age of six or someone residing in the home must be pregnant. There will be a temporary lien placed on the home. The home must be built before 1978.