Fighting Lead Based Paint in the U.S. Virgin Islands

[Photo: HUD's Healthy Homes Calendar]
HUD's Healthy Homes Calendar ( highlights drawings by local students working with our lead hazard control grantees. The calendar provides information on national recognition days and weeks on topics around healthy housing as well as features tips on maintaining a healthy home, resources, and other insights.

HUD commitment to improve residents' lives also means creating affordable homes in safe, healthy communities of opportunity.

HUD's Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) provides funds to state and local governments to develop cost-effective ways to reduce lead-based paint hazards. In addition, the office enforces HUD's lead-based paint regulations, provides public outreach and technical assistance, and conducts technical studies to help protect children and their families from health and safety hazards in the home.

Technical assistance sessions on lead based paint were recently provided to staff of the Virgin Islands Housing Authority in St. Thomas and St. Croix. Michelle Miller, OLHCHH's Deputy Director, provided information on regulatory compliance, roles and procedures.

The Virgin Islands Housing Authority ( is empowered with the responsibility for planning, financing, constructing, maintaining and managing public housing developments in the Territory.


Content Archived: January 14, 2019