The Knoxville Lead-Safe and Healthy Homes Program provides free assistance to qualified homeowners, landlords and tenants who want to protect themselves and their families from lead-based paint hazards.


Lead poisoning is a dangerous but preventable health concern. If your home was built prior to 1978 and a child under the age of 6 resides or spends any time at your home, that child may be exposed to lead-based paint hazards and at the risk of being poisoned.


Funding from this program covers the costs of remediating lead-based health hazards, which can include replacing tainted windows, covering exposed porch floors and ceilings, and applying fresh lead-free paint. Check the City website ( to learn more about the program and qualifications.