Explore Healthy Housing Policy
No family should have to choose between affordable and healthy housing.
“Healthy homes” is a century-old concept that promotes safe, decent, and sanitary housing as a means for preventing disease and injury. Healthy housing is receiving considerable attention from public health professionals and policy makers as a result of the wealth of scientific evidence linking health outcomes — such as asthma, lead poisoning, and unintentional injuries — to home health hazards.
NCHH is a leader of the healthy housing movement. NCHH’s efforts provide expertise, facilitation, and support to government agencies, legislative bodies, and advocates as they establish policies and procedures to create healthier homes through laws and regulations.