Healthy Housing Codes
NCHH and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) have collected state landlord-tenant codes that address health concerns in housing.
These healthy housing codes set the minimum standards for rental property and assigns specific duties for landlords and tenants, and to a certain extent, private housing. The codes have been categorized into energy efficiency; home safety and security from crime; moisture and weatherproofing; notices and disclosures; occupancy and access; pest control and extermination; smoke and carbon monoxide alarm codes.
Hazard Management Standards – Asbestos, Lead, Pesticides, and Radon [pdf] EPA Pesticide and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Product Standards [pdf] Uniform Law Commission’s Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Law (URLTA) [pdf] APHA 30 Healthful Housing Principles [pdf] International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) [pdf] HUD Housing Quality Standards (HQS) [pdf] Press Release – What Makes a Healthy Home [url] Overview of State Residential or Housing Codes [url]
Healthy Homes Standards Reference Portfolio
NCHH developed this reference portfolio for a National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition discussion on healthy homes standards at the Indoor Environmental Health and Technologies/Lead and Healthy Homes Grantees Conference.
Individual Files from within the Reference Portfolio
Healthy Homes Standards – Chapter 8 – Healthy and Safety – IPMC [pdf] Healthy Homes Standards – Basic Principles 1938 [pdf] Healthy Homes Standards – HQS Form [pdf] Healthy Homes Standards – HQS [doc] Healthy Homes Standards – Intervention Summary Table 06-24-08 [pdf] Healthy Homes Standards – NYS Sanitary Code Part 21 [pdf] Healthy Homes Standards – Recommendations for Efficient Standards Development – Final [pdf] Healthy Homes Standards – UKHHRS Operating Guidance [pdf] Healthy Homes Standards – WHO Disease Housing 6-25-08 [pdf] Healthy Homes Standards – APHA Injury Codes 2009 [pdf] Healthy Homes Standards – APHA/CDC Recommendations for Minimum Housing Standards 1986 [pdf] Healthy Homes Standards – Circular No 119 [doc]