LAMPP Green & Healthy Homes Project
Connecticut Children’s LAMPP Green & Healthy Homes Project (LAMPP) improves children’s health by making their homes healthier, safer places to be. Our goal is to protect children before they are poisoned by lead hazards in their homes, intervene at lower blood lead levels and prevent exposure to children who will move into the same housing in the future.
This program integrates lead poisoning training among early educators with residential health and safety interventions, lead hazard control, energy efficiency measures, and housing rehabilitation. For more than 10 years, LAMPP has worked to reduce lead hazards in homes across Connecticut, train builders on lead-safe work practices, and educate people about the dangers of lead poisoning.
LAMPP operates with support from Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration and Healthy Homes Production federal grants, under contract with the Connecticut Department of Social Services. Before 2015, the combined grant dollars will be used to assist low-income homeowners and tenants in making housing units lead safe. Home owners and tenants who take advantage of the LAMPP opportunities are provided with:
- Inspections and plans for lead hazard removal
- Financial assistance to remediate lead hazards
- Relocation assistance during construction
- Referrals to low- or no-cost home weatherization programs designed to increase energy efficiency
- Lead hazard education
Since 2003, LAMPP has been taking safe action against lead hazards and has completed projects in several communities across Connecticut. For more information about LAMPP at Connecticut Children’s, call 860.837.4241.