The Cleveland Division of Air Quality recognizes Healthy Homes Month June 2023


June is National Healthy Homes Month led by HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control  and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH). The Cleveland Division of Air Quality’s Indoor Air Quality Program along  with OLHCHH recognizes June as National Healthy Homes Month. This recognition month provides an  opportunity for the public to learn more about housing and its impact on health. The Cleveland Division  of Air Quality (CDAQ) wants to remind residents of the Healthy Homes Principles for resident’s homes: 

• Keep it Dry 

• Keep it Clean 

• Keep it Pest Free 

• Keep it Contaminant Free • Keep it Safe

• Keep it Maintained  • Keep it Comfortable • Keep it Ventilated • Keep it Affordable • Keep it Accessible 

There are many City-run programs to help Clevelanders move towards healthier homes and occupants: 

Cleveland Division of Air Quality Indoor Air Quality Program 

CDAQ can send an indoor air quality specialist to help residents identify issues in their home that may be  leading to poor air quality. City of Cleveland residents may call the Air Quality Complaint Hotline to file a  complaint if conditions in their unit are leading to poor air quality. Contact: 216-664-7442 

Department of Aging Senior Homeowner Assistance Program (SHAP) 

SHAP provides grants to Cleveland residents age 60+ or disabled adults who meet income eligibility  guidelines and own single or two family homes in need of critical, health, safety and maintenance  repairs. Applicants must live in the property in question and be able to show clear title. Proof of address  (insurance, utility bill), photo ID, and proof of income are required. Contact: 216.664.2833 

Division of Environment Lead Safe Living Program 

Lead Safe Living Program can help provide information and resources to residents around lead and lead  exposure. Contact: (216) 263-LEAD (5323) 

Department of Community Development Lead Hazard Control Program 

The Lead Hazard Control (LHC) Grant Program is designed to advance efforts to increase lead-safe  affordable housing while eliminating the possibility of childhood lead poisoning in Cleveland. The LHC  program provides lead risk assessments, identifies lead–based paint and provides grants to control lead based paint hazards.

Department of Community Development Repair-A-Home (RAH) 

This program helps homeowners repair Cleveland homes by offering low-interest loans ranging from 0%  to 3%, determined by total household income. These loans are only for code related repairs, mechanical  repairs or health and safety repairs. Interested parties should contact the Division of Neighborhood  Services for more information. A photo ID, proof of address (copy of mortgage, insurance, etc.), and  proof of income are required. Contact: 216-664-2045 

Cuyahoga County Department of Development Housing Enhancement Loan Program (HELP) This loan is available to all Cuyahoga County investors as well as owner-occupants and can be used to  enhance properties with market values below $250,000. This interest program is not subject to income  requirements. Contact: 216-443-7260 

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