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.

Get the Lead Out, Pittsburgh

Get the Lead Out, Pittsburgh is a public awareness campaign designed to shine a light on lead poisoning in Allegheny County, help families who are impacted by lead poisoning, and enact changes to make our community safer. 

ACTION Housing

ACTION Housing is Pittsburgh’s largest non-profit developer, they exist to help people improve their lives by offering quality, affordable housing. ACTION has operated the Weatherization Assistance Program for the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Washington, and Greene Counties for 25+ years.

Healthy Home Guides

Renter’s Guide to
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Maternal and Child
Health Guide

Creating a Healthy Home

Managing Mold

Climate Change

Join us for the:

2022 Healthy Schools PA Summit

Where and When? December 9, 2022 Virtual

8:30am– Welcome from Phil Johnson, Heinz Foundation on the Healthy Schools PA State of the Schools Report 

9:00-10:00am: First Keynote speaker: former Climate Advisor to the Obama Administration and Activist, Molly Kawahata

10:00-11:00am Panel — Teaching Hope to the Next Generation of Climate Leaders in the School Environment  

11:00-11:15am: Break 

11:15-12:15pm – Second Keynote Speaker: Research Scientist and Deputy Indoor Environment Group Leader in Energy Analysis and Environmental Impact Division at Lawrence: Dr. Rengie Chan

12:15 – 12:45 pm: Break for lunch 

12:45– 1:15 pm: Expert presentation on what it takes to promote and protect healthy school environments across PA

1:15 – 2:30 pm – Learning from Experts and Innovators’ Award-Winning Initiatives in School Environmental Health featuring PA Green Ribbon Schools.

2:30pm– Close with final remarks from Healthy Schools PA Program Manager, Shannon Meyers 

Join Us!

Together, we can ensure a safe and healthy environment for our children and those who devote their lives to shaping them into the next generation of leaders. Join engaging panel discussions among community leaders, policymakers, advocates, scientists and families from across our region, state and nation for the Healthy Schools Pennsylvania Summit on December 9, 2022.

Register for this free, virtual event using the link below: