With combined efforts from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and VERTICES LLC, The New Jersey Lead Safe Registry map is an interactive map displaying lead-safe rental housing opportunities in New Jersey. As an important public health concern, the United States banned lead paint in 1977. In order to qualify as lead-safe housing, properties must fit into at least one of four categories:
“1. LEAD-FREE includes any housing constructed after 1977 and housing certified to be free of lead- based paint by a lead evaluation contractor licensed in accordance with state law N.J.A.C. 5:17;
2. LEAD-ABATED includes housing where lead-based paint hazards have been permanently abated in accordance with state law N.J.A.C. 5:17;
3. LEAD-HAZARD CONTROLLED includes housing in which preventative maintenance practices and interim controls have been implemented in accordance with a State or local property maintenance code; or
4. LEAD-FREE INTERIOR includes housing certified to have a lead-free interior by a lead evaluation contractor licensed in accordance with state law N.J.A.C. 5:17.” (The Leadsafe NJ Program)
The map allows users to search for any specific location in NJ and view lead reports filed at and around the address. The report includes information on the location’s lead status. To access the NJ Lead Safe Registry Map, click here or click on the image above.
For more information on The Leadsafe NJ Program, visit the Leadsafe NJ Program website available on the NJ Department of Community Affairs.
Source- information directly from:
NJ Lead Safe Registry
Picture taken from:
NJ Lead Safe
Gretchen Grajo, VERTICES intern