OIG: Improvements Are Needed to HUD’s Process for Monitoring Elevated Blood Lead Levels and Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Public Housing

Office of the Inspector General

US – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) officials reported that policies and guidance related to lead-based paint hazards and elevated blood lead levels (EBLL) were clear and well written. However, HUD did not align its EBLL value to CDC’s blood lead reference value (BLRV) for children under the age of 6. HUD uses its EBLL tracker to monitor cases of children with identified EBLLs residing in public housing. However, the EBLL tracker’s data fields needed improvement. For the full report, click here.