In 1999, in response to a Congressional Directive over concerns about child environmental health, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) launched its Healthy Homes Initiative (HHI) to protect children and their families from housing-related health and safety hazards. CAAGKC takes a comprehensive approach by focusing on a variety of housing-related hazards, rather than addressing one hazard at a time. Our program addresses mold, lead, allergens, asthma, carbon monoxide, home safety, pesticides, radon, and more. Whether you rent or own your home, we hire the contractors that help create a healthy and hazard free home environment for you and your family, all at no cost to you.
- You must be a Jackson, Platte, or Clay County, Missouri resident.
- You must provide proof of home ownership or a signed waiver from your landlord (attached to the application below).
- You must provide copies of identification for everyone 18 years and older.
- You must provide copies of social security cards for all members of the household.
- You must have proof of income for everyone 18 years and older unless the member is included in an active food stamp case. You can show proof of income by providing copies of your award letters for SSA, SSI, Disability, Pension, check stub, unemployment letter, etc.
- Your household income may not exceed 200% of the federal poverty guidelines, which varies according to household size ($51,500 annual income for a family of four).
To protect children and families from home housing-related health and safety hazards, remember the following healthy homes tips:
- Keep it dry
- Keep it clean
- Keep it pest-free
- Keep it ventilated
- Keep it safe
- Keep it contaminant-free
- Keep it maintained
- Keep it thermally controlled.