SALESH Short Course for Tribal Housing Professionals, September 11-12, 2013 at Clearwater Casino Resort, Suquamish, WA

Training | Home Maintenance | via: Tribal Healthy Homes Networks

Presented by Tribal Healthy Homes Northwest, in conjunction with the US Environmental Protection Agency, the American Lung Association, and the Northwest Indian Housing Association

Day 1: Wednesday, 9/11/13

On Day 1, we cover topics specifically for Housing Inspectors, Maintenance and Management staff, including:

Unit 1: The Basics… In this unit, you will learn about the house “as a system”, such as the movement of air, heat and energy.

Unit 2: The Hazards… In this unit, you will learn to recognize the common pollutants and hazards in a home, including where they come from, how they may degrade the house and how they may harm the occupants.

Unit 3: The Tools to Identify Hazards… In this unit, you will learn how to use diagnostic tools, tenant interviews, and checklists, each of which helps you identify and measure potential hazards.

Day 2: Thursday, 9/12

On Day 2, we invite Housing Managers and Executives to join us for a special session, including:

Unit 1: The Funds and Resources… In this unit, you will learn about the agencies, grants and programs that provide direct dollars, guidance or technical support for healthy housing.

Unit 2: The Control and Prevention of Hazards… In this unit, you will be introduced to practices and maintenance programs, including tenant education, that Housing Authorities find successful in preventing hazards.

Unit 3: Procurement and Construction… In this unit, you will receive guidance on how to procure building materials and employ construction practices that make homes safer, healthier and more cost-effective to maintain over time.