Health

Healthy Homes

“The connection between health and dwelling is one of the most important that exists”

Florence Nightingale

Housing conditions have a significant effect on public health and quality of life.  Most people spend an average of 90% of their time indoors, where unhealthy and unsafe conditions can increase their risk for disease, injury, and death.  A Healthy Home is designed, maintained & renovated in ways that support the health of the residents.

The Eight Principles of a Healthy Home:

  • Keep it Dry
  • Keep it Clean
  • Keep it Pest-free
  • Keep it Ventilated
  • Keep it Safe
  • Keep it Contaminant Free
  • Keep it Well-maintained

The City of Bethlehem’s Healthy Homes program consists of a thorough, customized home visiting program.  We conduct a walk-through of the home and provide education and materials to help residents create and maintain a healthy and safe environment in which to live.  Complimentary items may include but are not limited to:

  • Safe cleaning supplies
  • Smoke/carbon monoxide detectors
  • Safety items for children
  • First aid kits

…and much more!

Lead Hazard Control Program

The LHCP is a lead abatement program intended to protect the residents of the City of Bethlehem from the harms of lead poisoning.  Income-qualifying residents with children in the home under the age of six years are eligible to enroll in the LHCP to have their homes tested for lead and, if needed, abated for lead.  For more information about this program, please contact the Bethlehem Health Bureau.