National Healthy Homes Month 2024

Note: As of 2024, National Healthy Homes Month moves from June to April.

April is National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM), created by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH). The 2024 campaign theme is “Making an Impact: Healthy, Safe, and Resilient Homes.” The campaign’s aim is “to increase awareness of housing-related health hazards, lead poisoning prevention, and the overall principles of a healthy home, especially for low-income populations” and to “encourage residents to take the actions and steps for safe and healthy homes.”

HUD OLHCHH has announced the following goals for 2024:

  • Educate: Spread the word about healthy homes principles. Use various ways to raise awareness about the impact of combining health, energy-savings, and safety in homes. Reach out to different groups and stakeholders, including those new to healthy homes.
  • Promote grants: Increase awareness of OLHCHH grants and expand OLHCHH programs nationwide.
  • Improve standards: Support stakeholder awareness and access to lead and healthy homes standards, improving homes one by one.
  • Measure impact: Gather and share data to understand and boost the impact of our programs on communities affected by lead and other home health hazards.
  • Build networks: Grow our influence through NHHM, connecting with more organizations and individuals.

Awareness Events

What’s going on during National Healthy Homes Month? Find out on our event schedule.

If you have an event for National Healthy Homes Month you’d like to promote, contact us here.

On Tuesday, April 30, 2024, Join Us for the #NHHMchat

on Facebook, LinkedIn, Threads, and X.

On April 30, the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) hosts its sixth annual National Healthy Homes Month-themed chat (#NHHMchat) to exchange ideas, spread awareness, and take action on home hazard prevention and implementing effective healthy homes policies. We’re again hosting the chat near the end National Healthy Homes Month to collect and amplify all the great healthy homes learning opportunities and resources that are shared throughout the month of April.

The 2024 #NHHMchat will be held Wednesday, April 30, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET (12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. PT). Registrants will receive the questions and other updates prior to the chat. Registrants may now sign up for the chat here.

The #NHHMchat aims to accomplish the following:

  • Raise awareness of the importance of home assessments and their impact on health.
  • Discuss resources for local government, communities, property owners, and residents.
  • Encourage strategic partnerships, regulatory action, and policies that promote healthy homes and lead poisoning prevention.

To participate, follow along on April 30 when @NCHH posts questions starting at 3:00 p.m. ET. Share your thoughts and ideas on policies, data, practices, and resources for healthy homes.

Be sure to use #NHHMchat in your replies, so the chat participants can easily follow you and others during this event.

Official NHHM2024 Campaign Materials

COMING SOON: Use the key materials and resources found in HUD OLHCHH’s National Healthy Homes Month Campaign Resource Toolkit to promote encourage local implementation.

Campaign Resource Toolkits

  • Campaign Resource Toolkit
  • Campaign Resource Mobile Toolkit
  • Suggested Social Messaging
    • Press Release
    • Proclamation

Banners and Posters

  • Square  |  Vertical  |  Horizontal

Healthy Homes Resources

  • About Lead: NCHH  |  HUD
  • About Radon: NCHH  |  HUD
  • About Carbon Monoxide: NCHH  |  HUD
  • About Integrated Pest Management: NCHH  |  HUD
  • About Home Safety: NCHH  |  HUD
  • About Asthma: NCHH  |  HUD
  • About Allergies: NCHH  |  HUD

Classic National Healthy Homes Month Content:
Watch “Natural Allies: Partnering to Improve Health
and the Environment Through Housing”

NHHM2021 Webinar Promo TWT

This webinar was originally broadcast June 1, 2021. Watch it on YouTube.

The leadoff webinar in HUD OLHCHH’s “The Power of Partnerships” series, Natural Allies, explored the reasons housing is often left out of conversations about improving our environment, what we can do about it, and why it matters for healthy housing. Major environmental groups have robust agendas related to climate change, clean water, and air quality; but, despite these common interests, they’re rarely in conversation or partnership with healthy housing practitioners. The panelists will identify opportunities for increased collaboration and discuss why it’s essential for advancing common goals related to the environment, healthy housing, health, and equity.

Presenters: Amanda Reddy, MS, Executive Director, National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH); Dan Chu, MS, Executive Director, Sierra Club Foundation; Surili Sutaria Patel, MS, Vice President, Metropolitan Group; and Tom Neltner, JD, CHMM, Chemicals Policy Director, Environmental Defense Fund.

View Our Past Chats

You can view Wakelet collections of NCHH’s past National Healthy Homes Month Twitter chats (#NHHMchat) below.

Latest page update: April 16, 2024.