Helping People….Changing Lives

The Lead-Chautauqua Healthy Homes Program (Lead-CHHP) is a HUD-funded partnership between Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. and the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services for the purpose of preventing children from being poisoned by lead in their homes.

Lead remediation work is done by EPA Lead Abatement Certified Contractors. Each property that qualifies is assessed for lead hazards and an individualized work plan is developed to make the housing lead-safe. The work plan may include replacement of windows and doors, paint encapsulation, or other improvements.


Who Qualifies?

Services are targeted to income-qualified households with children under the age of six who live in housing built prior to 1978.

For Rental Housing
In rental housing, both tenants and landlords must agree to participate in the program.

Tenants must agree to:

•Provide Income verification to COI showing that their income is less than 80% of Area Median Income.
•Submit blood level testing documents for children under age 6.
•Relocate during the construction (with assistance from the program).

Landlords must agree to:

•Provide proof of ownership and that taxes are current.
•Maintain the property for 3 years at an affordable rent.
•No matching funds are required.

For Owner-occupied Housing
All units assisted with grants under this section must be the principal residence of families with income at or below 80% of the Area Median Income level.

Homeowners must agree to:

•Provide income verification
•Provide proof of ownership and show that taxes are current
•Submit blood level testing documents for children under age 6
•Agree to relocate during the construction (with assistance from the program)
•Agree to remain in the property for 3 years


Income Eligibility

All households must have incomes below 80% of Area Median Income (AMI). Prioritization will be given to those under 50% of AMI.

50% of median income

Persons In Family
1 2 3 4 – 8
$24,300 $27,800 $31,250 $34,700-45,850

80% of median income

Persons In Family
1 2 3 4 – 8
$38,850 $44,400 $49,950 $55,500 – 73,300


How to Apply

Landlords can apply by completing the landlord application by clicking here and dropping off at 402 Chandler Street in Jamestown or 10825 Bennett Road in Dunkirk.

Tenants and homeowners can apply by calling 1-855-431-3755 and asking to speak with a COI Navigator.