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Environmental Testing


Sites located in a Radon Zone-1 (highest level) will require Radon Resistant New Construction Practices, in every building. Rehabilitation projects must meet the Radon Mitigation Standards as required by the Environmental Protection Agency. The following counties are located in Radon Zone -1: Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Colbert, Coosa, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Morgan, Shelby, and Talladega.

*For Applications Beginning in 2020*

Report the Alabama Department of Public Health radon zone for the county in which the project is located. New Construction projects in all zones will require radon resistant new construction practices in all buildings pursuant to the radon requirements in the most recent version of HUD’s Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) Guide. Radon testing results must be provided for all rehabilitation projects in zones 1 and 2 in accordance with the most recent version of HUD’s MAP Guide.

Lead-Based Paint

Lead-Based Paint Testing Report - if the proposed project involves rehabilitation, removal, or demolition of a building built prior to 1978, the applicant must provide a LBP report at the time of application and at the applicant's expense. AHFA requires all LBP to be completely abated (eliminated). A list of licensed LBP contractors can be obtained from the Alabama Department of Public Health.


Asbestos Testing Report - an asbestos testing report will be required on every project that includes demolition or rehabilitation of any structure. All friable and non-friable ACM in deteriorated condition must be completely abated. An asbestos contractor's listing may be obtained from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) at 334.271.7700 or

Non-friable ACMs may be managed in place if in an "intact" condition. A site-specific Operation & Maintenance Plan for asbestos must be implemented if ACMs are to be left in place.