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.

View state and local housing codes.
Laws, Rules, and Codes for Healthier Homes: Approaches Impacting Existing Homes [table]


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 Housing-Related WHO Guidelines and Reports

Accidents: Preventing Children Accidents and Improving Home Safety [pdf] Report on WHO Meeting, Bonn, Germany, 2005

Housing: Quantifying Disease from Inadequate Housing [pdf] Report on WHO Meeting Bonn, Germany, 28-30 November 2005

Housing: 2nd WHO Housing and Health Symposium, Vilnius 2004
Symposium Procedings

Cold: Housing, Energy and Thermal Comfort Meeting Report [pdf] A review of 10 countries within the WHO European Region 2007