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Healthy Homes Program Offers DIY, Seeks Master Home Educators for April Training

Released on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Community members now have two options for getting their homes assessed for indoor air pollutants through the City’s Healthy Homes program: An online Do-It-Yourself (DIY) assessment or a free in-home visit.

The online Healthy Homes DIY assessment tool was created to expand the reach of the Healthy Homes program by making information regarding indoor air quality of homes more accessible. The interactive, customizable tool walks people through each area of their home asking specific questions related to indoor air quality concerns including:

  • Ventilation
  • Mold
  • Chemical contaminants
  • Cleanliness
  • Pests
  • Home maintenance
  • Safety

The assessment tool illustrates the problem with a picture, description of the possible cause, related health implications, and recommendations for action. Users are assigned an indoor air quality score and a prioritized list of recommendations. See more at https://healthyhomes.fcgov.com/.

For in-home visits, City environmental planners train volunteer Master Home Educators who must apply and complete 20 hours of training and two assessments a month.

Training for the Healthy Homes program will be Mondays and Wednesdays April 2-11 from 5-8 p.m. with one Saturday session, 8 a.m. to noon on April 14.

For more information, contact Selina Lujan at c2x1amFuQGZjZ292LmNvbQ== or 970.224.6129.