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The Healthy Neighborhoods Program is designed to reduce housing-related illness and injury. 

 

 

 

 

 

The goals of the Healthy Neighborhoods Program include:

  • Increase Radon Testing
  • Prevent Indoor Air Pollution/Reduce Asthma Triggers 
  • Prevent Lead Poisoning
  • Prevent Home Fire Hazards
  • Decrease Environmental Health Hazards in the Home

Funded by a grant from the New York State Department of Health, the Healthy Neighborhoods Program (HNP) provides free home safety assessments by health department staff to residents in the 10701 and 10705 areas of Yonkers.

Homes visits are based on referrals from other agencies, community outreach, or interaction with health department staff. HNP team members work directly with residents to arrange a convenient time for a home visit.

During the visit, HNP staff will conduct an in-home assessment to identify safety hazards or areas of concern. Staff will discuss with residents ways they can improve their home’s health and safety and may offer referrals to other agencies that can help. The visit may cover:

  • Fire safety and burn prevention
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning prevention
  • Lead poisoning prevention
  • Mold and pest control
  • Asthma Control and Prevention
  • Quitting Smoking
  • Preventing Falls and Accidental Poisoning
  • Child Safety
  • Home Maintenance
  • Mold Control

HNP staff also may provide free products to help residents make their home healthier and safer, subject to need and availability. Products may include:

  • Smoke Detectors
  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Replacement Batteries
  • Radon Test Kits
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Asthma Management Tools
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Child Safety Products

To request a free home visit, please call the Westchester County Healthy Neighborhoods Program at 914-813-5059 or email hweb@westchestergov.com