Dallas County Public Health Department, in partnership with Polk County Public Health Department, has been awarded funding through a HUD grant to financially assist residents in updating their homes to remove lead-painted surfaces like siding or window trim.

A few requirements are necessary to be eligible. The home needs to be built before 1978 and “owner occupied”, which means it must be privately owned, not rented. Residents must meet the income requirements and have a child under the age of six living in or visiting the home two or more days a week. Visits need to last longer than three hours.

Documents needed for the application process include photo IDs, Social Security cards, proof of income, bank statements, utility bills, and proof of homeowner’s insurance.

All homeowners are encouraged to apply. There are limited funds available to both Polk and Dallas County residents, so apply now to ensure your home is fixed.

The Health Navigation team of Dallas County Public Health is able to meet with potential applicants in their home to assist with filling out the application and finding the right documents or answering any questions you may have. Give Ann or Rhonda a call at: 515-993-3750.