Russell Koty
Program Manager, Lead Abatement Program


Monday - Wednesday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


(617) 625-6600  ext 2568


[email protected]


City Hall Annex
50 Evergreen Ave.
Somerville, MA 02145

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The Lead Abatement Program is currently inactive.

We are still currently accepting applications for our 2018 funding period when it begins again.

Please sign up below to be updated on program status, or to receive an application.

  • Process Steps & Getting Started

  • What to Do if You Are Over Income

  • Maximum Income Limits

  • Rental Agreements

  • Contractors: Apply for Removal Jobs

Get Started with the Lead Abatement Program

Submit your name and contact information below if you would like to get started with the Lead Abatement Program.


If you determine that you or your tenants are over income for the Somerville Lead Hazard Abatement Program and will not qualify assistance is still available through MassHousing. They offer a slightly different program for people with higher incomes. Click here for an overview of the program and income limits. If you are interested please contact Just-A-Start, the locally authorized program administrator. The contact person is Allen LaBella and he can be reached at 1-617-494-0444 extension 314. Just-A-Start administers the Get the Lead Out Program for Somerville, Cambridge and Arlington.

Eligibility for the program is based on total household income and household size.


Maximum Household Income
1 person $54,750
2 people $62,550
3 people $70,350
4 people $78,150
5 people $84,450
6 people $90,700
7 people $96,950
8 people $103,200



Rental Agreements: As a condition of receiving funds from SPCD, an owner of a property containing rental units must agree to the following: If rent is below the Increase Limits below, property owner is allowed a 3% annual increase over the 3 year loan period.  If above the Increase Limits the rent is fixed at the current rent for the life of the loan. See Rent Limit Chart:

Rent Increase Limits (NO Utilities Included in Rent)

Rent Increase Limits (All Utilities Included in Rent)

SRO $1,094.00 SRO $1,182.00
0 BDRM $1,325.00 0 BDRM $1,442.00
1 BDRM $1412.00 1 BDRM $1,564.00
2 BDRM $1,695.00 2 BDRM $1,894.00
3 BDRM $1,958.00 3 BDRM $2,205.00
4 BDRM $2,184.00 4 BDRM $2,483.00
5 BDRM $2,409.00 5 BDRM $2,767.00
6 BDRM $2,636.00 6 BDRM $2,994.00


If you are a qualified contractor who would like to bid on de-leading jobs as they come into the program, please complete the application below.

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