Housing built before 1978 may contain lead-based paint. Lead from paint, paint chips, and dust can pose health hazards if not managed properly. Lead exposure is of particular concern to young children (age 6 and under) and pregnant women. Before renting pre-1978 housing, lessors must disclose the presence of known lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards in the dwelling. Lessees must also receive a federally approved pamphlet on lead poisoning prevention.

EPA’s Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home pamphlets

(Available in English, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Somali, and Vietnamese.)

  • If you have questions or concerns about lead based paint in Rutgers Housing contact REHS
    at (848) 445-2550.
  • Residents of the units listed below must receive Lead Based Paint Disclosure information from Rutgers University Housing prior to moving in. Single room dormitories and studio apartments are not covered by the regulations and therefore residents do not receive disclosure information.

Please contact your campus Residence Life office if you have not received the information and live in one of the following residences:


Residence Life Apartments in Dormitories

5 Cobb Road Barr - 125 Lippincott- res life apt
29 James Street Apts. Brett Mettler
77 Bleeker Street Apts. Campbell Metzger -125
Johnson Apts. Clothier Nicholas – res life apt
Russell Apts. Demarest North Tower apt #1
  Frelinghuysen Pell
  Gibbons Quad I apt. 1401/1402
  Gibbons A-I Quad II B25-2
  Gibbons B-1&2 Quad III H 39 Res life apt
  Hardenbergh South Tower Apt S 125
  Jameson C Stonier
  Jameson D Tinsley
  Katzenbach- res life apt Woodbury

The paint in the Newell, Silvers, Marvin, Nichols, and Henderson Apartment complexes was sampled and found to be lead-free. Disclosure information is not required for residents of these apartments