Baltimore City
Health Department

Healthy Homes & Communities


In 2007, the CDC selected Baltimore City’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program to coordinate a Healthy Homes Pilot Team and transition into a comprehensive Healthy Homes Program.

The aim of the Healthy Homes bureau is to address home-based factors that are major sources of health hazards and chronic health issues, the most common of which are listed below:

  • lead exposure
  • carbon monoxide exposure
  • fire hazards and the adequacy of smoke alarms
  • moisture, mold, and allergen triggers
  • presence of rodents and roaches and approaches to pest control
  • presence of and access to hazardous or harmful household products
  • smoking
  • adequacy of ventilation, heating, and cooling
  • visible physical hazards


The programs below fall under the Healthy Homes umbrella. They serve to provide education and remedies for shelter situations that significantly detract from a person's quality of life or increase the likelihood of health issues.


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