Lead-Based Paint

Lead is a highly toxic metal that may cause a range of health problems, especially in young children.  When lead is absorbed into the body, it can cause damage to the brain and other vital organs, like the kidneys, nerves and blood.
Lead may also cause behavioral problems, learning disabilities, seizures and in extreme cases, death.  Some symptoms of lead poisoning may include headaches, stomachaches, nausea, tiredness and irritability.
On occasion volunteer opportunities for housing repair are available.  Listed below are resources to help educate volunteer individuals and groups on various aspects of lead-based paint and housing repair.
  • Brochure: Federal Requirements for Volunteer Paint and Rehabilitation Programs
  • Booklet: The Lead Paint Safety Field Guide
  • Brochure: The Lead Safe Certified Guide to Renovate Right
    For additional information and resources, visit the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development website at http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/healthy_homes/healthyhomes/lead
    Contact Information:
    Garland Municipal Business Center
    150 S. York Street, Gastonia, NC 28052
    (PO Box 1748, Gastonia, NC 28053-1748)
    704.866.6752 (office)
    704.866.6067 (fax)


    Gastonia, N.C., just minutes west of Charlotte, is one of the area’s best places to live and work with an ideal combination of location, size and livability. Gastonia is the largest of Gaston County’s 13 municipalities and one of the largest cities in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Selected as an All-America City three times, Gastonia’s desirable quality of life is the result of its beautiful natural surroundings, friendly neighborhoods, responsive government and vibrant business environment.


    ✆ 704-866-6714

    ⟟ 181 S. South Street
    Gastonia, NC 28052