Housing & Health

Housing and Health is charged with investigating complaints relating to quality of life and housing safety issues in the City of Elizabeth. This program is divided into two parts which are the Housing Division and Public Health Investigating Program. The Housing Division focuses more on the structural and safety issues while the Public Health issues are handled by the Public Health Investigative program. Please note that both of these programs handle many of the same type of complaints and work together to protect the residents of Elizabeth. The primary goal of not just the Housing Program but the total Health Division is to prevent the spread of disease, disability and death. 

What Do We Service

Ways this program achieves this goal is respond to complaints within a 24-hour period unless the issue is emergent to which immediate response is given and a determination made.

Some of the aspects of this program include the following:

  • Abatement Process
  • Emergency abatements
  • HOPWA Inspections
  • Lead Inspections
  • Mosquito Surveillance Plan
  • Rooming House Inspections
  • Routine and emergency complaint investigations
  • Unfit Housing