there is lead in my rental unit
Lead hazards are extremely common in Detroit's majority pre-1978 rental housing stock and poses a serious public health risk to tenants, children, and our communities.
Lead poisoning has a detrimental impact on brain and nervous system development in youth and often has adverse consequences for health and well-being into adulthood. The main source of exposure is ingested lead paint chips and dust, although soil and water should also be tested.
If you think your home should be inspected for lead or your landlord is non-compliant, contact the Buildings, Safety, Engineering, and Environmental Department (BSEED) at 1-(313)-224-2733.
The Lead Service Line Replacement Program from DWSD allows you to identify if you have a lead service line in your rental unit, get your water tested and replace any service lines that contain lead.
Local community organizations also provide services, information, and organizing opportunities to lead-impacted households. Note: this is not an exhaustive list.