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Lead Safety and Healthy Homes Program

Safe and Healthy Homes Project

The City of San Diego's Safe and Healthy Homes Project (SHHP) is a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funded program that implements cost effective measures to create healthy homes for children and seniors. The SHHP 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 City of San Diego who have at least one child less than 18 years of age or at least one resident age 62 or over, and have a household income that is less than 80% of the area median income.

Once residents are enrolled in the program, a SHHP 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 includes testing for lead and asbestos contamination when necessary, 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.

SHHP Direct Services May Include:

  • Control of mold problems
  • Plumbing/roof leaks
  • Repairs of minor home safety or lead hazard issues
  • Lead hazard control
  • Window glass repairs
  • Entry door repairs
  • Electrical outlet repair
  • Mold and mildew remediation
  • Exterior property enhancements
  • Home repairs
  • Accessibility improvements
  • Smoke alarms
  • Screens

SHHP Program Partners Services May Include:

  • Exterior property enhancements
  • Weatherization improvements
  • Attic insulation
  • Water heater insulation
  • Water saver shower heads
  • Gas appliance repairs

After the home evaluation is complete, a project designer will develop a scope of services that best meets the needs of the household. A SHHP 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 enrollment in other partner programs, and the staff person will assist you through this process. After you (and your property owner, for rental units) have agreed to the written proposed plan, appointments will be scheduled so that the contractors can start their work. The work will then be scheduled with you and the service providers.

Apply for the Safe and Healthy Homes Project.

For additional information, send an email to or call: 858-694-7000.

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).