Healthy Homes Program

The Healthy Homes Grant
Southwest Health and Human Services was awarded this grant from the MN Department of Health. This grant provides inspections in homes, rental properties and home-based daycares to identify environmental risk factors that affect the health and safety of occupants.

This grant targets high-risk populations in the following groups or settings:

  • Families with children under age six
  • Low income and minority populations
  • Elderly and vulnerable adults
  • Geographic areas that have a high prevalence of radon
  • Home-based daycares

Healthy Homes Assessments (HHAs)

Healthy Homes Assessments are a free service. Each assessment will identify problems AND solutions for housing-based health hazards, and will provide the occupants with information and resources to address health and safety issues found in the home.

HHA Inspectors talk with occupants about:

  • Keeping Homes Healthy and Safe For Children
  • How to Control Pests Safely
  • Mold Prevention
  • Lead Poisoning Prevention
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Radon
  • Injury Prevention

Resources are free and respond to specific needs identified in the HHA. Resources may include:

  • Smoke detectors
  • Short-term Radon test kits
  • Carbon monoxide detectors
  • Lead poison prevention kits
  • Hygrometer (digital)
  • Track mats for exterior doors
  • Trash cans with sealable covers
  • Non-toxic cleaning supplies
  • Batteries
  • Childproof locks Night lights
  • Non-skid pads for rugs
  •  Fire extinguisher
  • Sheet/pillow covers

 

Connect a family, individual, or daycare provider with the housing interventions they need. Please use the referral form seen below. Once completed the form can be dropped off or mailed to any public health office. capture-hh1 capture-hh2