Healthy Homes Initiative Information and Resources

Healthy Homes

For the Healthy Homes Program Initiative brochure in English or Spanish.

Healthy Homes Practices:

Lead Poisoning Prevention

Childhood lead poisoning prevention brochure

VA Blood lead testing regulations and guidelines

VA Department of Health Lead Safe Virginia

EPA Certified Guide to Renovate Right

Federal Real Estate Lead Paint Disclosure Requirement

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Lead

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Lead and Healthy Homes

Children’s Environmental Health Network







Controlling Home-Based Asthma Triggers (English or Spanish)

VA Department of Health Asthma Burden Report

Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU – You Can Control Asthma Now (UCAN) Program

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Asthma

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Asthma Community Network



Pest Management Issues and Landlord-Tenant Responsibilities

Richmond City Pest Ordinance

CARITAS – Sleep Tight Bed Bugs Solutions

Bed Bug Treatment – What to Expect

Using Heat to Kill Bed Bugs

U.S. EPA FAQ about Bed Bugs


Presently, there are no federal, state or local regulations pertaining to mold in residential buildings.

Mold in rental units are the responsibilities of landlords and tenants regarding prevention, control and/or abatement of mold (VA statues – Civil not regulatory).

VA Department of Health – Mold website

U.S. EPA – Tips on Controlling Mold






Landlord Tenant Information

Landlord Immunity in Compliance with Residential Lead-Based Paint

VA Residential Landlord Tenant Act 2015

Retaliation Prohibited of Landlord

Central VA Legal Aid Society – Overview of Tenant Responsibilities

Pest Management Issues and Landlord-Tenant Responsibilities

Landlord to maintain fit premises

Tenant to maintain dwelling unit

Ordinances and Regulations

VA Blood Lead Testing for Children: Regulations and Guidelines

Richmond City Residential Paint Ordinance

VA Lead Based Paint Activities Regulations

Richmond City Pest Ordinance

Richmond City Ordinance on Trash Accumulation






Resources for Physicians and Healthcare Professionals

VA Blood Lead Testing for Children: Regulations and Guidelines 

Health Director’s Letter to Physicians regarding Cursory Lead Screening of Patient’s Home

Instruction and Referral Form for Healthy Homes Assessment