Fort Collins lauded for Healthy Homes effort

Fort Collins lauded for Healthy Homes effort

FORT COLLINS — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has recognized Fort Collins as one of four winners of the 2018 HUD Secretary’s Award for Healthy Homes.

According to a press release, the award recognizes excellence in making indoor environments healthier through healthy homes.

Fort Collins was recognized for its Healthy Homes Program and DIY Assessment Tool.

The Healthy Homes Program utilizes community members who volunteer their time as master home educators to address residential indoor air quality, according to the release.

Since 2011, the program has done 800 in-home assessments and reached 2,475 residents.

Its online DIY Home Assessment Tool walks residents through each area of their homes, asking questions related to indoor air quality problems and providing low and no-cost solutions that include ventilation, mold, pests, chemical contaminants, cleanliness, home maintenance and safety.

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