Healthy Homes
Support & Resources

Legal Help

The Community Justice Project provides legal guidance on tenant rights. There are certain standards under habitability requiring landlords and property owners to maintain their properties. Contact Kevin Quisenberry at 412-434-5814 for assistance and to learn more.

Allegheny County Safe and Healthy Homes

  • ACHD Safe and Healthy Homes Program: Provides a free home visit looking for health and safety hazards within the home. Requirements include income and having a pregnant woman or person under 22 often in the home. Call 412-350-5058 to apply and see if you qualify.
  • Allegheny Lead Safe Homes Program: FREE lead paint testing and home repairs for families who fulfill specific requirements. Homeowners, tenants and landlords can all apply. Landlord and tenant must both be in an agreement to program guidelines. Eligibility requirements include property location and age, homeowner or renter in Allegheny County, presence of a child younger than 6, presence of lead hazard and income. Email or contact 412-227-5700 to apply.
  • Allegheny County Health Department Home Lead Investigations: If your child’s confirmed blood lead level is at or above 5 ug/dl, ACHD’s Housing and Community Environment Program will contact your family and offer a free voluntary lead-based paint investigation to identify potential sources of lead exposure in your home. Contact the Housing program at 412-350-4046 to learn more.

Radon Testing Kits

The American Lung Association and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection are working together to provide radon test kits to Pennsylvania residents who have not yet tested their homes for dangerous radon gas. Visit their website to request a free kit. 

Home Repairs, Modifications and Energy-Efficient Upgrades

Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh provides low- income homeowners with critical home repairs, accessibility modifications and energy-efficient upgrades.

Help for Maintaining a Healthy Home

Connect with WHE for more information on maintaining Healthy Homes, Accessing Resources or Scheduling a Workshop.