Healthy Homes Program


Gwinnett Housing Corporation's  Healthy Homes Program goal is to create healthier homes for low- to moderate-income Gwinnett County renters and homeowners by addressing housing-related hazards. Gwinnett County residents that live in qualified census tracts may receive healthy home inspections and assessments that will determine home hazard testing and home hazard repair activities.
Healthy Home testing and repair activities may address hazards such as pest, radon, asbestos, lead-based paint, mold, and water leaks.  

This program is supported by funding under an award with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

How Does the Program Work

 Healthy Home Assessment is performed, to identify hazards such as radon, carbon monoxide, lead hazard, damp & mold, leaking roofs, excess heat and/or cold, falls in bathroom, electrical hazards, structural collapse, lighting issues, pests & food safety, or unsafe windows and doors.  If any health hazards are found during the assessment, we may be able to address the problems at no cost to you.  

Eligibility Requirements:

All units assisted through the Healthy Homes Program must meet the criteria outlined below:

Healthy Home  Must live in eligible Gwinnett County census tracts

Healthy Home
 Must be at or below 80% of the area median income level 

How Can I Apply? 

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Please use this link to apply. 
If you need assistance or additional  information please call us at 770-589-0270 or email us at info@gwinnetthousing.org 

Why Create a Healthier Home

Many households have hidden hazards that can impact the overall health of the occupants. Home health hazards may include lead-based paint, radon, pests, injury dangers, and poor indoor air quality. Anyone can be impacted by home health hazards; however, certain groups, such as children, the elderly, or individuals with chronic illnesses, are at a higher risk. 

How Can I Make My Home Healthier


1.  KEEP IT DRY Prevent water from entering your home through leaks in roofing systems, rain water from entering the home due to poor drainage, and check your interior plumbing for any leaking.
2. KEEP IT CLEAN Control the source of dust and contaminants, creating smooth and cleanable surfaces, reducing clutter, and using effective wet-cleaning methods.
3. KEEP IT SAFE Store poisons out of the reach of children and properly label. Keep children's play areas free from hard or sharp surfaces. Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and keep fire extinguishers on hand.
4. KEEP IT WELL VENTILATED Ventilate bathrooms and kitchens and use whole house ventilation for supplying fresh air to reduce the concentration of contaminants in the home.
5. KEEP IT PEST-FREE All pests look for food, water and shelter. Seal cracks and openings throughout the home; store food in pest-resistant containers. Use sticky-traps and baits, along with least toxic pesticides.
6. KEEP YOUR HOME MAINTAINED Inspect, clean and repair your home routinely. Take care of minor repairs and problems before they become large repairs and problems.
7. KEEP IT CONTAMINANT FREE Reduce lead hazards in pre-1978 homes by fixing deteriorated paint. Test your home for radon, & naturally occurring dangerous gas. Install a radon removal system if levels above the EPA action-level are detected.
8 THERMALLY CONTROLLED Houses that do not maintain adequate temperatures may place the safety of residents at risk from exposure to extreme cold or heat.

Healthy Homes Resources
Healthy Home   National Center for Healthy Housing
Healthy Home   Department of Housing and Urban Development Healthy Homes
Healthy Home   Center for Disease Control- Healthy Housing Manual
Healthy Home   Georgia Healthy Homes Coalition
Healthy Home   Safe and Healthy Homes
Healthy Home   Protect Your Family From Lead 

Fair Housing     
This program is supported by funding under an award with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.