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Apply for Green & Healthy Homes Program

Salt Lake County is part of the national movement to implement housing strategies for creating healthy, safe, energy-efficient homes for low- to moderate-income families.

Why is this important? A healthy home means, there are:

  • Fewer days of missed school/work due to illness
  • Less time and money spent on doctors & emergency room visits
  • Less money spent on heating/cooling, water, and other utilities

Our goal

Our goal is to help families who have health conditions that are impacted by the home. Green & Healthy Homes often targets several different issues that can be found in a home, including:

  • Radon gas safety
  • Presence of lead
  • Trip and fall hazards
  • Causes of asthma or any severe respiratory problems
  • Energy efficiency
  • Retrofits to keep the elderly in their homes, so they can age in place

Completed applications can be submitted in one of three ways:

1. Mail the application

Green & Health Homes Initiative/Salt Lake
Sara Hernandez
2001 S. State St. S-2100
PO Box 144575
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4575

2. Email the application to

3. Fax the application to 385-468-4894

  • Provide income verification for the last two months
  • Copy of homeowner's insurance certificate, if applicable
  • Copy of current or year-end mortgage statement
  • Each property must be inspected by Salt Lake County or its designee and pass an environmental review
  • Identify the costs of medical treatment before and after the remediation


Applicants must earn 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) or below. To determine your income limit based on your family size, visit our Income Guidelines Webpage.

  • Be a homeowner in Salt Lake County
  • This program is open to all residents, regardless of legal status
    Have critical needs to be addressed.

Examples include:

  • Roofing
  • Windows
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing

Elements of a Green & Healthy Home

  • Clean spills & floods within one day
  • Check plumbing for leaks
  • Prevent rain from entering home with proper drainage that helps water flow away from the house

  • Empty trash regularly
  • Reduce clutter
  • Use wet-cleaning instead of dry dusting
  • Keep hair and animal fur to a minimum

  • Keep air moving throughout your home with a fan or by opening windows
  • Ensure both bathrooms & kitchens are ventilated

  • Seal cracks & openings so pests cannot enter your home
  • Store all food in pest-resistant containers
  • If needed, use bait & closed traps to rid your home of pests

  • Install smoke & carbon monoxide detectors
  • Keep poisons & chemicals out of reach for children
  • Secure loose rugs and keep kid's play areas free from hard or sharp surfaces
  • Store & properly label food

  • Have your home tested for radon, a dangerous gas that can enter your home through soil, crawlspaces & foundation cracks
  • Keep floors and window areas clean (use wet-cleaning instead of dry dusting)
  • Reduce lead-related hazards in homes built before 1978 by fixing deteriorated paint

  • Inspect, clean & repair home routinely
  • Take care of minor repairs & problems before they become large

  • Change the filter on your furance regularly
  • Caulk windows & door frames to ensure they are airtight
  • Seal your heating & cooling ducts
  • Use reduced amounts of energy, water & resource consumption
  • Install programmable thermostat


Home Health Hazards

40% of asthma episodes are caused by preventable triggers in the home

Tobacco Smoke

To help protect your child do not smoke indoors.  If smoking outside your home, be sure to close all windows and doors to prevent smoke from drifting inside.  Make it a habit to change your clothes after smoking.

Dust Mites

Wash bedding weekly, vacuum weekly and dust weekly, especially in bedroom areas.

Household Pests

Clutter is an easy way for pests to have hiding spots in your home. Eliminate all food, water and shelter opportunities for pests in the home. 


A great way to keep pollen out of the house is to make sure everyone changes their clothes after coming inside from work and school. Try to keep windows and doors closed, especially during high pollen days. 


To eliminate and prevent mold from growing in your home, follow these simple recommendations. Identify and fix all water problems,  ensure your home is properly ventilated, and avoid carpeting in kitchens, bathrooms & basements. 

Home Weatherization

To help protect your child from these extreme weather conditions (cold/dry air & hot/humid air) it would be wise to weatherize your home through ventilation processes and even window replacement.

By following these simple steps, you can reduce asthma triggers by 40%; which means less trips to the Emergency Room.


A woman in a yellow shirt.

Sara Hernandez

Housing Intake Coordinator

Phone Number (385) 468-4890


Susan Fox

Lead Safe Housing & Green and Healthy Homes Programs - Health Educator

Phone Number (385) 232-4822
Call or Text

Green & Healthy Homes

Phone Number (385) 479-2062

Mailing Address 2001 S. State Street, Ste S2-810
PO Box 144575
Salt Lake City, UT, Utah 84114-4575

Mailing Address

C/O: Green & Healthy Homes Program

Salt Lake County Government Center

2001 S State Street S2-810

P.O. Box 144575

Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4575