NCHH Featured in Military Healthy Housing Series, Airing This Month
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WASHINGTON, DC (June 10, 2019) – Jonathan Wilson, deputy director for the National Center of Healthy Housing (NCHH), will appear this Thursday, June 13, on WUSA9 Original: Dangers at Home, an investigative reporting series airing on WUSA9, Washington, DC’s CBS affiliate.
Laura Geller, an investigative reporter for WUSA9, interviewed Mr. Wilson this spring for what was originally conceived as a single report on healthy homes issues in military housing; however, the depth of the project has expanded the scope into a full series, airing Thursdays in June during the 11 p.m. newscast.
Serious health hazards in military housing came to the national spotlight back in February, when the release of a national survey about living conditions in privatized military housing yielded shocking results. Senator Martha McSally (R-Arizona), a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, declared the revelations detailed in the report “disgusting.”
The first two WUSA9 installments, which aired May 22 and June 6, are available online at the links below. In addition to the clip, the station has included Ms. Geller’s in-depth articles on the topic plus interesting extras, such as charts and slideshows:
- Segment 1 (May 22): Metal sticking out of floors cut the feet of a military family – and it’s just one example of a national housing problem.
- Segment 2 (June 6): ‘There’s no reason why we should be here’ – Congress, DoD and the military branches had warnings and proof of problems in base housing.
- Segment 3 (June 13): She didn’t know why her son was so sick. Then her military home tested positive for lead (features Jonathan Wilson).
- Segment 4 (June 20): Housing is ‘not the core expertise of Pentagon leadership’ – Senator calls for outside experts to help with dangerous conditions in military housing.
- Segment 5 (June 27): ‘We owe them apologies’ – Air Force and Army leaders answer questions on dangerous military housing conditions.
NCHH will update this story with links to future segments as they become available.
The author of more than 25 peer-reviewed research manuscripts evaluating assessment tools and interventions for healthy housing hazards, Mr. Wilson helped to coordinate the evaluation of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Lead Hazard Control Grant Program, the largest and most comprehensive study of lead hazard control in housing ever undertaken in the United States. Mr. Wilson’s current work includes assessment of the effects of energy efficiency on resident health and methods to protect residents from radon exposure.
About the National Center for Healthy Housing
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