Lead Safety and Healthy Homes Program
Eliminating Lead Poisoning In San Diego
Childhood lead poisoning is the number one environmental health problem facing children today. Unlike many diseases, lead poisoning is entirely preventable. The Lead Safety and Healthy Homes Program serves as the primary liaison for connecting the community with resources to prevent lead poisoning. We are working with a collaboration of agencies dedicated towards eliminating childhood lead poisoning.
- Overview of Lead Safety and Healthy Homes Program
- Notify the City of Existing Lead Hazards (deteriorated paint or contractors not using lead safe work practices)
- Lead Hazard Prevention and Control Ordinance
- EPA Certified Renovator and Other Trainings
- Blood Lead Testing Clinics (PDF)
- Learn about Lead and its Dangers
- Keys to Preventing Childhood Lead Poisoning
- Children's Education Activities
- Healthy Homes Related Training
- Other Resources
- If you plan on doing your own home renovation, first learn how to do the work correctly so you don't contaminate yourself or your household. Download a free copy of "Don't Spread Lead" in English, Spanish or Vietnamese.
San Diego's Safe and Healthy Homes Project
The Safe and Healthy Homes Project is a FREE government funded program available for City residents to improve the health and safety conditions of their home. This program incorporates a holistic approach towards eliminating health and safety issues in the home to prevent injury and illness from occurring. Common areas that the program addresses are:
- Health and Safety repairs and upgrades
- Control lead-based paint, mold and asbestos hazards
- Free smoke alarms, CO alarms, grab bars and other home safety equipment
- Assistance in creating smoke free housing
- Through our partners you may also qualify for attic insulation, gas water heater repair or replacement, and the installation of compact fluorescent lamps
Learn more about the SHHP and see if you qualify for this free program!
This project is funded in whole or in part with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).