Healthy Homes Month
Each June, DOEE joins national and local partners in celebrating Healthy Homes Month to raise awareness of the connection between housing and health, and to empower District residents to protect themselves from hazards in their home.
We invite you to meet us in the community, attend the events listed below, and follow along on social media. This June, celebrate Healthy Homes Month by learning more about resources available to help protect you and your family from lead-based paint, radon, mold, pests, allergens, and other hazards at home that can lead to asthma, lead poisoning, cancer, and unintentional injuries.
Register for District events at: eventbrite.com
HUD’s National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM) 2021 Webinar Series
June 1–30, 2021 (various times)
More info: HUD’s NNHM Webinar Program
Tips and Tools for Creating a Healthy Home
Thursday, June 3, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Are you aware of hazards in your home that could be affecting your and/or your children’s health? DOEE’s Lead-Safe and Healthy Housing Division will be discussing home issues that can cause lead poisoning, asthma, or injuries. We will also provide you with tips and tools for creating a healthier home.
Dos and Don’ts When Managing Pests
Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Did you know that the chemicals used to kill pests and rodents can affect your health, especially the health of individuals with asthma? What can you do if you have an infestation but want to avoid polluting your air indoor? You can use a common-sense stepwise approach called Integrated Pest Management. Attend this event to learn more.
DC Health Talks Bed Bugs
Thursday, June 10, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Get the 411 about bed bugs from the expert. DC Health will teach you how to identify bed bugs and provide non-toxic methods to get rid of them.
Lead Pipe Replacement Program
Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
No amount of lead in your drinking water is safe! Are you aware that the process of removing only a portion of a lead pipe can disturb flakes of lead that had previously settled at the bottom of the pipe?
This can result in acute exposure to lead. The removal of lead pipes must be done with extreme care. Attend this event to learn about the District’s Lead Pipe Replacement Assistance Program (LPRAP).
Lead Reduction Program
Thursday, June 17, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
No amount of lead exposure is healthy for a child. Even low levels of lead exposure can lead to learning disabilities and behavioral problems in children. If your home was built before 1978 and there is a child under the age of 6 in your household, you may be eligible to participate in DOEE’s Lead Reduction Program to eliminate lead hazards in your home. Register here.
Mold in the District: Know Your Rights!
Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Mold: what is it? Why is it harmful? What are your rights as a District tenant with mold? Come listen to the experts answer these questions and more!
National Center for Healthy Housing’s Third Annual NHHM Twitter Chat (#NLPPWchat)
Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Register at: twtvite.com/NHHMchat21
Radon − What is it? Why is it important?
Thursday, June 24, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Radon is a radioactive decay product of radium that is odorless and harmful when trapped in buildings and homes. Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of cancer in the United States and it has been found in elevated levels in homes in every state including the District of Columbia. Join the experts to learn about radon in the home and find out how to get a free radon test.
Healthy Homes Live!
Monday, June 28, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Let us answer your burning healthy homes questions! Follow us on Twitter @DOEE_DC for a Live Q&A with DOEE's Healthy Homes experts!