Lead Safety and Healthy Homes Program
San Diego Healthy Homes Collaborative
The San Diego Healthy Homes Collaborative (SDHHC) consists of private and public sector organizations in a 3-year Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funded grant program that will implement cost effective measures to create healthy homes for children. The SDHHC combines partner program services with other directly funded contracted services, to provide the maximum benefit for every household enrolled. The program is available to residents of the City of San Diego, who have at least one child less then 18 years of age diagnosed with asthma or other respiratory symptoms, and have a household income that is less than 80% of the area median income.
Once residents are enrolled in the program, a SDHHC representative will meet with the family at their home and conduct an initial home evaluation. This evaluation consists of an occupant interview concerning the existing conditions of the property, the overall health of the residents, and specific questions that will benefit homes with asthmatic children. A visual examination will be conducted in each room of the residence, followed by an environmental examination. The environmental sampling can include the testing for lead contamination, sampling for dust mites and roaches, testing for sources of moisture that create mold, and checking for carbon monoxide and natural gas. The specific services to be provided to an individual household will be based on the results of the home evaluation.
SDHHC Direct Contract Services May Include:
- Pest control for mice, rats, and roaches
- Control of mold problems
- Plumbing and/roof leaks
- Repairs of minor home safety or lead hazard issues
- Super cleaning - possibly including steam cleaning carpets/upholstery
SDHHC Program Partners Services May Include:
- Lead hazard control
- Home repairs
- Exterior property enhancements
- Accessibility improvements
- Weatherization improvements
- Attic insulation
- Smoke alarms
- Water heater insulation
- Window glass repairs
- Entry door repairs
- Electrical outlet repair
- Mold and mildew remediation
- Energy efficient refrigerator replacements
- Water saver shower heads
- Gas appliance repairs
After the home evaluation is complete, a project designer will develop a scope services that best meets the needs of the household. A SDHHC staff person will meet with you to review the results of the home evaluation, and the recommended services to be provided. Some of the services may require specific program enrollment, and the staff person will assist you through this process. After you have agreed to the written proposed plan, appointments will be scheduled so that the contractors can do their own inspection of the property to ensure they understand the scope of work prior to starting a project, and the project goes smoothly. Typically, we will try to schedule all of the contractors at the same time. The work will then be scheduled with you and the service providers.
Because this program is intended to show if these services provide a reduction in asthma symptoms, and reduced frequency of medical visits, the applicant must agree to a follow up interview that will occur from 4 to 6 months after the services are provided. You will receive a gift certificate for $25 worth of groceries when this final visit is complete.
- Program Flyer-English (PDF)
- Program Flyer-Spanish (PDF)
- Client Referral Form, English and Spanish (PDF)
For additional information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call: (858) 694-7000.