Map of projects completed by March 31, 2015

VHCB's Vermont Healthy Homes program began in October of 2012 and we are on target to fix health and safety hazards in 250 homes by the end of September 2015.

As of March 31, 2015, VHCB and its partners have completed projects in 182 homes as shown on the map to the right.

There are also projects currently underway in well over four-dozen homes statewide, and we anticipate these to be completed in the next few months.

Below is a sample list of activities performed on completed projects by VHCB and its partners thus far.

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Examples of activities performed on completed projects at homes throughout Vermont:

HAZARD
   WORK COMPLETED
Fire and carbon monoxide:
- Install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
- Replace an unsafe boiler
- Repair a deteriorated chimney so that it drafts properly
- Install an air barrier between an attached garage and the living area
Injuries from falls:
- Install railings on indoor stairs, porch and entry steps
- Install window guards on an upper-floor child's bedroom
- Replace uneven stair treads
- Install accessibility improvements to a bathroom
Asthma triggers:
- Remove carpeting to eliminate one source of asthma triggers
Mold & moisture:
- Repair leaking pipes and remove materials contaminated with mold
- Repair a leaking roof and associated mold
- Install a vapor barrier on the dirt floor of a basement
Radon:
- Install a radon mitigation system
Food safety:
- Install a new propane refrigerator
Hygiene, pests and refuse:
- Rent a dumpster for debris removal to improve hygiene
- Eradicate bedbugs
- Patch holes in the building exterior to prevent pests/vermin from entering
- Install a bathroom sink to improve hygiene
Electrical shock and fire:
- Repair faulty electrical wiring
- Install Ground Fault Circuit Interruptors (GFCIs)
Water supply:
- Drill a new water supply well to replace one that failed
- Install a domestic hot water heater to replace one that failed
- Install a new pump for a water supply well
Asbestos & vermiculite:
- Remove deteriorated asbestos insulation from piping in a basement
- Remove vermiculite from an attic to enable weatherization of the home
Coldness:
- Weatherize portions of a home
- Perform maintenance on a poorly-functioning furnace
- Replace a failed heating system
Structural collapse:
- Install structural supports in a basement
- Repair unsafe front steps

Vermont Healthy Homes is a program of the
Vermont Housing & Conservation Board.