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#Lead2020: Lead-safe Homes, Healthy Families (Webinar #3)

September 2, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Thanks to a grant from the National Center for Healthy Housing, the Virginia Poverty Law Center and the Richmond City Health District will be conducting a webinar series on lead contamination in homes in August and September, with the assistance of HousingForward Virginia. The goal of these events is to raise awareness about the dangers of lead contamination in homes across the Commonwealth.

The organizers hope to build a coalition that can work together towards fully abating lead from our housing stock and water systems. Panelists will discuss the long-term health impacts, current policy and initiatives to address the problem, and the necessity for additional legal, financial, and structural tools to ensure that lead poisoning becomes a thing of the past.

Webinar #1: Plumbum Persists: Housing and Public Health

Wednesday, August 19th, 2pm-3:30pm

Webinar #2: Paint, Pipes, and Poison: Pervasiveness and Proper Process

Wednesday, August 26th, 2pm-3:30pm

Webinar #3: Legally Speaking: Understanding the Legal Landscape of Lead

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2pm-3:30pm

Webinar #4: Lead-Free Future: A Call to Action

Wednesday, September 9th, 2pm-3:30pm

Legally Speaking: Understanding the Lead Legal Landscape

In our third webinar session, we invite you to learn about current laws and regulations that protect families from lead hazards in Virginia on Wednesday, September 2nd, from 2:00-3:30pm.

Experts from Virginia Department of Health’s Division of Surveillance and Investigation will open our third session by providing an overview of lead contamination in Virginia. Showing data from across the state, we will see where lead contamination is most prevalent and who in Virginia is most susceptible. 

As we see where lead is and who it is impacting, we look at what laws and regulations are addressing lead contamination in our homes. From the federal level to the local level, legal requirements have sought to ensure that lead removal is done correctly to protect families. Experts will discuss your current rights and resources under the law, and how governments are addressing the issues at the local.

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Speaker Bios

Andrew Tran is an epidemiologist with the Virginia Department of Health’s Lead Safe Virginia Program. He performs public health surveillance and data analysis of childhood lead poisoning for the program and is passionate about bridging environmental and socioeconomic factors to better understand childhood lead exposures.

Daryl F. Hayott, Esq. is a Housing Attorney for the Virginia Poverty Law Center, as well as Legal Fellow in the Housing Justice Project of Equal Justice Works. Daryl addresses the legal needs of Central Virginia residents by offering legal representation and education. He also works with legislatures to change and enact laws to help alleviate the meteoric eviction rates of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Michelle Coward is the Operations Manager for the City of Richmond Property Maintenance Division, where she is responsible for the enforcement of the Virginia Maintenance Code.

Jeff Brown, MCP is the Director of the State Building Codes Office (SBCO) at the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). He oversees the state code development process, technical support services, manufactured housing/industrialized building programs and administration of the State Building Code Technical Review Board.


September 2, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Virginia Poverty Law Center
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