The quality of our housing is a significant determinant of health and can directly or indirectly affect the physical, social and mental well-being of each resident. Environmental Health conducts activities in a few, specific programs aimed at health and safety concerns in housing. 

Our housing and institution safety program helps to assure that detention facilities, organized camps and employee housing are maintained and operated in a safe and sanitary manner. This is accomplished by responding to complaints related to sewage spills or vermin in housing units and by conducting annual inspections of detention facilities, day use camps and organized camps.