Learn about Healthy Housing

The U.S. Census estimates that more than 5.9 million housing units are substandard with multiple or severe health hazards and that 39 million housing units nationwide contain at least one health hazard. Some of these hazards may be seen (mold, dust, and pests; deteriorated lead paint or pipes) or unseen (electrical and physical hazards, radon, carbon monoxide, and other poisons and carcinogens) and can cause illness, injury, and even death. Fortunately, there are plenty of actions you can take to protect your family from these health hazards. The following resources will lead you to brochures, fact sheets, and websites to help you understand the hazards in your home and what you can do to alleviate or eliminate their impacts.

Note that NCHH does not provide any direct services to residents or property owners. We can’t assess your home for hazards, identify hazards that are making you or your family sick, make repairs, or help you finance needed repairs. However, we have many resources that can get you connected to the resources and information you need.

Sections

Healthy Homes Principles

Building Products, Materials, and Standards

Curated Resources for Residents and Property Owners

Ask NCHH

What else would you like to know about healthy housing? Is there another home hazard or intervention information that we should highlight? Please let us know. Email the information and link to Christopher Bloom.