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HUD/HUDSEC RIN: 2501-AE04 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Conforming the Lead Disclosure Rule to Include Zero Bedroom Dwellings in the Definition of Target Housing and Making Other Clarifying Changes (FR-6053) 

This proposed rule updates HUD’s Lead Disclosure Rule (24 CFR part 35, subpart A), which covers the sale or lease of target housing, to reflect the expansion of the scope of that term by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (Pub. L. 115-31, approved May 5, 2017) (the Act) and clarifies the rule. The Lead Disclosure Rule (LDR) applies to all target housing regardless of whether it is federally owned or federally assisted and requires sellers and lessors to, among other things, disclose known lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards and provide available records and reports. The currently codified LDR also provides purchasers and lessees a 10-day period to conduct risk assessments or inspections and attach specific disclosure and warning language to sales or leasing contracts prior to becoming obligated to the purchase contract or lease. The Act slightly expanded the definition of target housing, which generally included most pre-1978 housing, to include the small number of pre-1978 zero-bedroom dwellings in which a child under age six (6) resides or is expected to reside. These dwellings had previously been exempted from the definition of target housing, and, thus, from the LDR. As a result, this rule conforms the definition of target housing to include zero-bedroom dwellings and clarifies certain terms and procedural requirements of the LDR. The rule also corrects drafting errors and makes other technical corrections.

Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 24 CFR 35   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 3535(d)    42 U.S.C. 4852d   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Warren Friedman
Senior Advisor to the Director, Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of the Secretary
451 7th Street SW,
Washington, DC 20410
Phone:202 402-7698
TDD Phone:800 877-8339
Fax:202 708-1000