New Grant to Help New Hampshire Legal Assistance Fight Lead Poisoning

Now, New Hampshire Legal Assistance is hoping to use a newly announced $450,000 grant to step up efforts to prevent childhood lead poisoning in the state.

News Story (New Hampshire)

Casey McDermott
NHPR (local NPR, NH)
November 18, 2016

Tags: Housing, Lead Poisoning

Organizations mentioned/involved: New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA)


More than half of New Hampshire’s housing stock was built before lead was banned from use in residential buildings, according to figures from the U.S. Census.

And according to Elliott Berry, an attorney who works on housing issues with New Hampshire Legal Assistance, that puts lots of people at risk — especially young kids in low-income neighborhoods, where a lot of that housing is concentrated.

“With a housing stock as old as ours, especially so much of it that is wood structures that are commonly painted, there’s still just a huge inventory of homes that are potentially dangerous to children,” Berry says.