Get the Lead Out!

There are so many resources in Claremont to remove lead safely from your homes and water. Browse below to find out about Federal, State and Local Resources to keep you and your family safe.


84.1% of homes in Claremont were constructed pre-1978. This is significant because any home that was constructed pre-1978 has a high chance of having lead paint. A high precentage of older housing mixed with inadequate blood lead level testing rates for children ages 0-6 in the community makes Claremont one of the 8 high risk communities in the State as identified by New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.

What do we do as a community? We collaborate, and educate. The City has participated in several meetings with the Mayor, the Superintendent of Schools, the State of New Hampshire and local Health Care Providers to brainstorm and begin to actively work on this important issue.

We are important sources of information for Lead Poisoning Prevention in this community. While the State is the enforcement authority for this issue, it is important to work with your local officials to gather information to possibly prevent future poisonings. The damage done by lead poisoning cannot be reversed.

Lead Paint and Lead Poisoning Prevention Resources:

EPA Lead Website
New Hampshire DHHS Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
US EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Program
NH Housing Finance Authority Lead Hazard Control
Renovation, Repair and Painting Program: Consumers
Locate Certified Renovation and Lead Dust Sampling Technician Firms

Informational Videos for Home Renovators:

Lead Poisoning Prevention for Home Renovators
EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Certification Guide

Lead Paint and Healthy Homes

Sullivan County NH was awarded a $1.7 Million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address lead-paint and healthy housing issues in units occupied by low-income households.

Click here to find out more about lead testing and removal in your home and water.