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Solutions Waning For Tenants Of Substandard Housing

KPBS missed an opportunity to inform listeners about the city of San Diego’s Environmental Services Department’s Lead Safety and Healthy Homes Program (LSHHP), which serves as a clearinghouse to connect San Diego residents with resources to help with substandard housing conditions. This program has strong partnerships with the San Diego Housing Commission, the City’s Neighborhood Code Compliance Department, and several Community Development Block Grant funded organizations.

A key resource is a Department of Housing and Urban Development funded program called the “San Diego Healthy Homes Collaborative” (SDHHC), managed by LSHHP. The SDHHC provides free assistance to City of S.D. residents to rid their homes of cockroaches, mold, and to control lead based paint problems and asthma triggers that threaten the health of children. The Collaborative is available to residents who have either a child less than six years of age or at least one child less than 18 years of age diagnosed with asthma or other respiratory symptoms, and have a household income that is less than 80% of the area median income (family of 4, income level must be $65,500 or less). For information about San Diego Healthy Homes Collaborative, including how to enroll in the program, or information about the Lead Safety and Healthy Homes Program, visit www.SDHealthyHomes.org, telephone 858-694-7000, or e-mail lead-safe@sandiego.gov.

October 5, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tips For Sustainable Holidays

City of San Diego yard waste recycling customers can recycle their Christmas trees at curbside on collection day. If the tree is taller than four feet, it should be cut in half. Customers with green automated recycling carts should cut and fit their tree into the container. Please remove all non-recyclable materials from the tree such as tinsel, ornaments, lights, and stands. You can also recycle your holiday tree seven days a week at The Greenery, located at the Miramar Landfill, and beginning Dec. 26 and continuing Jan. 23, 2011, residents can recycle their trees during daylight at 16 drop-off locations. Go to www.sandiego.gov/ for more information.
Happy Holiday Recycling!

December 20, 2010 at 1:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )