Lead safe Toledo

After years of citizen action, Toledo becomes first Ohio City to adopt a Lead Safe housing ordinance

The road to enactment
Getting to "yes" required preparation and cooperation. The movement to enact Lead Safe Housing started in 2012. LINK

Kirwan Institute study on lead poisoning in Lucas County


Citizen Action
Good overview of the issues and the community organizing

Legislative Action

Implementing the new ordinance

Finding the pre-1978 rental properties

Finding enough inspectors

KISS-Keep it simple, stupid

Paying for inspections and repairs

Fighting off legal challenges

Fighting off regulatory challenges

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