Wednesday, 26 June 2013
Now offering no or low-interest loans to remove lead paint.
Learn more by reading the press release by MassHousing.
BOSTON – June 25, 2013 – MassHousing announced today that Patriot Community Bank of Woburn is an approved lender of the "Get the Lead Out" lead paint removal loan program.
MassHousing administers the Get the Lead Out program in partnership with the state Department of Public Health and Department of Housing and Community Development. MassHousing recently announced a major change in the "Get the Lead Out" program that now allows all qualified households with children under age six to obtain zero-percent financing to remove lead paint regardless of whether the child is lead poisoned or in case management.
"We are pleased that Patriot Community Bank will be offering Get the Lead Out loans to its customers," said MassHousing Executive Director Thomas R. Gleason. "We believe that lenders like Patriot Bank and the recent change in the program will allow for more families to qualify for zero-percent loans to remove lead paint from their homes and prevent young children in Massachusetts from being lead poisoned."
Zero-percent financing for lead paint removal is now available to income-eligible households in one to four-family, owner-occupied dwellings, with children under age six. Eligible borrowers may not have to repay the loan until they sell or refinance their home.
Before the program change, zero-percent, deferred financing was only available to households where a child was lead poisoned or in case management through the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP).
"Patriot Community Bank is pleased to be working with MassHousing and participating in the Get the Lead Out program," said bank President and CEO John O'Donnell. "It is our hope to help as many qualified families as possible with these zero percent interest loans. Our experienced, friendly staff is available to assist qualified families with the loan application process."
MassHousing lenders will continue to offer Get the Lead Out loans with a 2-percent interest rate to qualified borrowers of owner-occupied properties who do not have children under the age of six and loans with a 5-percent interest rate to qualified owners of investment properties.
For more information about the Get the Lead Out program, including income limits, loan limits and how to apply, please visit www.masshousing.com/leadpaint.
237 Lexington St.
Woburn, MA 01801