Law would require nearly all older Cleveland homes to be ‘lead safe’

Cleveland homes, childcare centers and schools built before 1978 would have to be certified as safe from lead hazards by 2021 under legislation City Councilman Jeff Johnson will introduce next month.
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Rachel Dissell, Brie Zeltner
Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)
July 23, 2017

Tags: Lead Poisoning

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society of Cleveland


The ordinance, drafted at Johnson’s request by¬†The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, would make the certificates mandatory for almost all homes and apartments – not just rental housing.

Johnson acknowledged the proposal sets a high standard, and one that might be politically risky as he tries to unseat Mayor Frank Jackson, who is running for a fourth term as mayor.