Skip to main content

Environmental health resources for homeless service providers

King County’s Environmental Health Services Division works with local, regional, and national partners to improve quality of life and dignity for people experiencing homelessness.

We support homeless service providers with environmental health consultations such as severe-weather response and climate change planning. We also support providers by staying up-to-date on local and national trends, supporting policies at state and local levels, and advocating for increased access to water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Request an environmental health assessment

Our environmental health experts can visit your facility and give you tips and suggestions for making it safer and healthier for staff, guests, and residents. Fill out our technical assistance request form for the services listed below.

Services provided

  • Environmental health assessments
  • Pre-opening site visits and plan review for new sites
  • Trainings (rodents and pests, sanitation, hygiene, sharps, food safety, indoor air, safer cleaning and disinfection, hazardous and solid waste management)
  • Ventilation assessments
  • Donated Food Distributing Organization support. Learn more on our DFDO webpage.

Resources and guides

Cleaning and sanitation

  • Printable labels for cleaning chemicals – (Bleach Disinfectant, Bleach Sanitizer. Disinfectant Solution, 197 Kb). Labels you can print and place on cleaning bottles to identify what they are and how to use them safely.

Watch a video: "How to safely dispose of sharps and illicit drug waste":

Ventilation and air quality

Environment and health