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Law would require nearly all older Cleveland homes to be 'lead safe'
July 23, 2017
"Cleveland homes, childcare centers and schools built before 1978 would have to be certified as safe from lead hazards by 2021 under legislation City Councilman Jeff Johnson will introduce next month."
Could Investors Help Clean Up Lead Paint in Cleveland? Cuyahoga County Wants to Know
July 10, 2017
"Cuyahoga County and a lead contamination working group received $100,000 from the Cleveland Foundation to study whether such a ["pay for success"] plan could work in Northeast Ohio.
Under this model, investors would provide capital for lead remediation work. They would be repaid over time by government or another institution."
Mayor Jackson's take on Cleveland lead inspections wrongly puts landlord interests over children's health: Abigail Staudt (Opinion)
February 26, 2017
"While Mayor Jackson's concern about the lack of affordable housing for families in Cleveland is commendable, his lack of expressed concern for the health of Cleveland's children is troublesome. In addition, his view elevates the property interest of landlords at the expense of the health of our children, which is unacceptable."
CLEVELAND LEAD SAFE NETWORK FORMS TO PREVENT CHILDHOOD LEAD POISONING
January 26, 2017
"A group of parents, residents, and volunteer experts in law, health and housing met for the first time Wednesday night to discuss ways to prevent Cleveland area children from being poisoned by lead in rental homes.
The Cleveland Lead Safe Network's primary goal is to help pass and implement laws that can prevent children from being exposed to the harmful heavy metal, which can be found in deteriorated paint or in the soil around homes built prior to 1978."
FRESHWATER CLEVELAND: CONFRONTING A SILENT KILLER
January 5, 2017
"In January 2017, the Cleveland Lead Safe Network (CLSN) will convene formally for the first time. Retired Rental Housing Information Network of Ohio community manager Spencer Wells formed the group to secure the passage and implementation of legislation to prevent childhood lead poisoning in Greater Cleveland."
Johnson amends Cleveland 'lead safe' law proposal to exclude owner-occupied homes
July 24, 2017
"Cleveland City Councilman Jeff Johnson, after hearing from a slew of residents said today he's changing the 'Lead Safe' ordinance he plans to propose next month so that it excludes mandatory compliance and fines for homeowners who live in their properties."
6 landlords charged for failing to remedy homes where children were lead poisoned
Nov 14, 2017
"The owners of six Toledo properties with untreated lead hazards where children have been poisoned are due to appear in Toledo Municipal Court on Wednesday on first-degree misdemeanor charges.
"Each property has been determined to have lead hazards after a child living or spending significant time there tested with elevated blood lead levels. Owners failed to comply with orders by the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department to control lead hazards within 90 days, according to court documents. "