Keep your home healthy! Helpful tips for protecting your home from household hazards such as mold, lead, and other harmful substances are listed below.

Healthy Homes Resources

Most people spend at least half of every day inside their homes. A healthy, safe, affordable, and accessible home supports their basic needs and protects them from illness and injury. Unhealthy housing conditions may seem like cosmetic problems. But hazards can lurk where you least expect them: peeling paint can contain lead, too much moisture can result in mold, and clutter can shelter insects and rodents leading and contributing to allergies and asthma. And some deadly hazards are invisible, such as carbon monoxide and radon.

Downloadable and Online Resources

-HUD’s Seven Tips for Keeping A Healthy Home sheet

Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthy Homes for Everyone: The Guide for Families and Individuals

-Green & Healthy Homes Initiative Steps to Protect Your Family

-Green & Healthy Homes Initiative 8 Elements of a Green and Healthy Home

Lead Paint Hazard Programs

Erie County Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs
503 Kensington Ave, Buffalo NY 14214, Phone (716) 961-6800

LEAD SAFE Erie County Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Program
503 Kensington Ave, Buffalo NY 14214, Phone (716) 961-6800

Healthy Homes Trainings

Environmental Education Associates
346 Austin St, Buffalo NY 14207, Phone (888) 436-8338