Making Homes Safer - April 2019

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"Making Homes Safer"

8 am to 7:30 pm Tuesday, April 23
Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center, Rooms 1-4
1921 Gate City Blvd.

All sessions listed below are free.
You are not limited to any of these tracks;
you may register to attend any session you are interested in.

All certification training sessions require advance registration online here
Online registration recommended for all other sessions & classes.

Questions? Call Neighborhood Development Department at 336-373-2349.

Agenda

Real Estate Professionals, Homeowners, Investors, Landlords Tracks

As real estate agents and housing industry professionals, you play an important role in protecting the health of families purchasing and moving into your homes. Buildings built before 1978 are much more likely to have lead-based paint. Federal law requires you to provide certain important information about lead paint before a prospective buyer is obligated under a contract to purchase a home. Landlords have responsibilities to protect their tenants from lead-based paint hazards.

Track 1: Information Sessions

9-10:15 am, Rm. 1 - Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Inspections
Hear about HUD Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program's new inspection tool. Led by HUD representatives Marco Santo Domingo and Elizabeth Basirico.

10:30-11 am, Rm. 1 - Show Me the Money! Lead and Healthy Homes Program
Learn about the City's Neighborhood Development Department's housing rehabilitation programs. Led by City staff.

Track 7: Information Session

11:30 am to 12:45 pm, Rm. 1 - Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Improve pest control and occupant health in affordable housing by teaching everyone who works and lives in housing to use IPM. By changing your approach to pest management, you can kill pests, protect people and preserve the budget. Led by Jayne Windham of the StopPests program at Cornell University's IPM Center, this session covers:
~ Understanding pest behavior (and how we can use it against them!)
~ Soliciting support and cooperation of residents
~ Non-chemical and lower-toxicity solutions
~ Contractor oversight
~ Protecting yourself on the job.

Construction Contractors Tracks

An Environmental Protection Agency rule to protect children from lead exposure mandates all renovation and repair contractors working in pre-1978 homes, schools, and daycare centers who disrupt more than six square feet of lead paint are required to become EPA Certified in lead-safe work practices. If not properly certified, you could face thousands of dollars in fines and be responsible for harming customers. 

Track 2: Information Sessions

1-2 pm, Rm. 1 - Environmental Hazards Repairs and State laws and Regulations
An overview of NC Lead Based Paint Abatement and Lead Base Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Regulations. Led by Jeff Dellinger of the NC Department of Health and Human Services.

2:15-3 pm, Rm. 1 - Becoming a Contractor with Neighborhood Development
Learn how you can become a contractor with the City's Neighborhood Development Department. Led by City staff.

Track 3: Certification Training - Renovation, Repair and Painting - SOLD OUT

8 am to 5 pm Tuesday, April 23, Rm. 4 - Renovation, Repair & Painting Training
Contractors performing work that disturbs lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. The NC Health Hazards Control Unit, Lead-Based Paint Hazard Management Program has state-specific statutes and rules for certification and work practices during renovation, repair and painting activities conducted in homes and child-occupied facilities built before 1978. A certification test will be given at the end of this training. Participant must attend the full eight-hour class to test for the certification.

Track 4: Certification Training - Lead Abatement - SOLD OUT

8 am to 5 pm - Tuesday and Wednesday, April 23-24, Rm. 2 - Lead Abatement Training
This two-day course is designed for lead abatement workers and may also be used to meet HUD training requirements for contractors performing renovations disturbing painted surfaces in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities. A certification test will be given at the end of this training. Participant must attend both days of training.

Health, Social Services and Housing Inspection Professionals Tracks

No level of lead in the blood is safe. Learn how to identify home hazards and resources to correct them.

Track 5: Certification Training - Healthy Homes

9 am to 1 pm, Rm. 3 - Healthy Homes for Public Health Professionals
Learn about lead, mold, poor indoor air quality and other environmental health hazards. This training will entail information on sources of these hazards, as well as strategies for removing those hazards and ways that professionals can communicate with families about them. A certification test will be given at the end of this training. Participant must attend the full four-hour class to test for the certification. Led by Neasha Graves of UNC Institute for the Environment's Environmental Resource Program.

Track 6: Informational Sessions

2-2:45 pm, Rm. 3 - Health Effects from Unhealthy Homes
This session highlights the health effects of lead in children. Led by Dr. Ricky Langley of NC Division of Public Health's Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology

3-3:30 pm, Rm. 3 - Show Me the Money! Lead and Healthy Homes Program
Learn about the City's Neighborhood Development Department's housing rehabilitation programs. Led by City staff.

Track 7: Information Session

11:30 am to 12:45 pm, Rm. 1 - Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Improve pest control and occupant health in affordable housing by teaching everyone who works and lives in housing to use IPM. By changing your approach to pest management, you can kill pests, protect people and preserve the budget. Led by Jayne Windham of the StopPests program at Cornell University's IPM Center, this session covers:
~ Understanding pest behavior (and how we can use it against them!)
~ Soliciting support and cooperation of residents
~ Non-chemical and lower-toxicity solutions
~ Contractor oversight
~ Protecting yourself on the job.

Homeowners, Tenants and Homebuyers Tracks

Track 8: Information Sessions

3:30-4 pm, Rm. 1 - City Housing Programs and Code Compliance
Learn about the City's minimum housing codes. Led by City staff.

4:15-4:45 pm, Rm. 1 - Lead and Healthy Homes Programs 
Learn about the City's Neighborhood Development Department's housing rehabilitation programs.

Track 9: Class

5-6 pm, Rm. 1 - Homebuyer Boot Camp
Learn the first steps to becoming a homeowner.

Track 10: Class 

5:15-6:15 pm, Rm. 2 - Home Maintenance
Learn basic techniques for maintaining your home.

Track 11: Class

6:30-7:30 pm, Rm. 1 - Homebuyer Boot Camp
Learn the first steps to becoming a homeowner.

Track 12: Class

6:30-7:30 pm, Rm. 2 - Home Maintenance
Learn basic techniques for maintaining your home.

If you have a disability and need an interpreter or other auxiliary aids, please contact Regina Womble-Miller at 336-373-2754 three to five days prior to this event. 

hud-logoMaking Homes Safer is presented by the City’s Neighborhood Development Department and US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

It is designed to explain the City’s Lead Safe Housing Program and its grant opportunities, help create economic opportunities by certifying contractors to perform safe housing services, improve the quality of the housing stock in Greensboro, and encourage homeownership.