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Healthy Homes



The White Mountain Apache Housing Authority Healthy Homes Program was established in 2017, designed to assist White Mountain Apache intended to help learn about the potential hazards inside your home - and what to do about these hazards.

The program allows those who have ownership of their home and must meet the eligibility requirements. Homeowners will apply for the opportunity to have their homes remediated with meeting the criteria’s.


Healthy Homes Objectives:

  • Carry out direct remediations where housing-related hazards may contribute to children’s injury and illness.
  • Environmental health and safety concerns.
  • Deliver education and outreach activities to protect children from housing-related hazards. (The 8 Principles of Healthy Homes.)
  • Build capacity to assure Healthy Home projects are sustained.
  • Healthy home grant is a pilot program to help make our home safer. The program provides homeowners and rental owners with information on how to prevent health and safety hazard.

 FOCUS CRITERIA:

  • Areas of mold or damages
  • Fire Hazards (fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide, etc.),
  • Pest infestation/pesticide use
  •  Vegetation (3ft from house)
  •  Sanitation (plumbing, etc.)
  •  Weatherization (broken windows, air draft, etc.)
  • Handicap accessibility
  • Structure (floor damage from mold)  

 Requirements:
Complete Application

  • Social Security Card
  • Tribal Affidavit
  • Proof of Ownership of Home
  • Proof of Income (meet the NAHASDA Income Guideline)
  • Legal documents
  • Current electricity/water bill
  • Colored photos of mold/damages
  • Signed Meth consent form
  • Medical condition document
  • Marriage license 
***Screen Application - determine if eligible within income limits and past a meth testing when selected. 

 Outreach Activities:
To educate tenant/applicant, poor housekeeping, rodents’ infestation, etc., tenant/applicant participate in assisting with minor home repair and hoarding. Example: fixing holes in the wall, replacing light fixtures, etc.


 Current Healthy Homes

  • 125 Applicants (Whiteriver-Cibecue- Hondah/McNary)
  • 20 Homes in Progress for Remediation
    • 0 -homes in progress of McNary
    • 15 -Whiteriver homes in progress
    • 5 -Cibecue homes in progress
  • Still on-going taking applications

 Here are some of our rehabilitated home:


PROJECT 3: 
beforeafter

The Healthy Homes Program’s main goal is to assist the Homeowners to be able to live in a safe and healthy environment.