Thursday, July 5, 2018

NJ Seeks Lead-Safe Certified Contractors for Home Improvement Program

RRP Lead Safe New Jersey
Put your Lead Renovator Certification to good use with Jersey City's Home Improvement
Program. The city is looking for certified renovators to repair low-income
homes and remove health hazards.

Are you a Lead Safe certified renovator based or doing business in New Jersey? The City of Jersey City is looking for contractors to participate in their CDBG Home Improvement Plan. Through federal funding, Jersey City plans to renovate low income homes. Renovators will perform necessary repairs and address health hazards and code violations in owner-occupied 1 and 2 family units.

To qualify for this work opportunity, applicants must be in business as a contractor for at least two (2) years and submit the following documentation:
  • Copy of contractor registration/license with the State of New Jersey
  • Copy of Business Registration with the State of New Jersey
  • Valid EPA Lead Safe Work Practices (RRP) certificate
  • Proof of Liability Insurance with $100,000 Property/$300,000 Injury Liability Limits
  • Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance for all employees
  • Three references with client's name, phone number, project address, description of work performed and photos of the project
This program is a great way for local contractors to expand their business while giving back to their community. All New Jersey certified renovators are eligible; however, women and minority owned businesses are especially encouraged to apply.

For more information about this program, please contact Jersey City's Division of Community Development at (201) 547-5087. To learn more about lead paint certification in order to qualify for this work opportunity, visit Zack Academy

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