The following state offices, local agencies, and non-profit organizations are helpful resouces:
RIHPHC (RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission) | 401-222-2678
The state agency for historic determination provides historic determination, financial incentives for preservation, and resources for owners of historic buildings
RI-HRC (RI Housing Resources Commission) | 401-222-LEAD (5323)
The state agency for housing issues shares information on regulations, courses, licensed professionals, and applications for tenants and owners.
RI-DOH (RI Department of Health) Family Health Information Line | 800-942-7434
The RI Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program coordinates statewide efforts to eliminate childhood lead poisoning in Rhode Island.
RI-DEM (RI Department of Environmental Management) | 401-222-4700 x4412
The RI Exterior Lead Paint Removal Program provides resources on the many aspects of working with and managing lead based paint removal.
Local Historic District Commissions:
If you live in one of the following communities, contact your city or town planning office to learn if your property is part of a local historic District and subject to review and/or eligible for incentives:
Bristol | Cranston | Cumberland | East Greenwich | Glocester | Hopkinton | Newport | New Shoreham | North Kingstown | North Providence | North Smithfield | Pawtucket | Providence | South Kingstown | Warren | Warwick
Rhode Island Housing, Lead Hazard Reduction Program | 401-450-1350
The LeadSafe Homes program helps Rhode Island homeowners, homebuyers and landlords provides education, loans and support services.
City of Providence Lead Hazard Reduction Program | 401-351-4300
This program provides below market rate combination grants/loans to Providence homeowners for reducing lead-based paint hazards in their homes.
City of Warwick Lead Hazard Reduction Program | 401-738-2000 x6375
This program provides financial and technical assistance to homeowners and landlords for reducing lead-based paint hazards in Warwick's housing.
City of Woonsocket Healthy Homes Program | 401-767-9228
This program funds activities that reduce lead hazards in affordable properties and reduce elevated blood lead levels in children.