Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partner: The New York State Department of Health Project Contact: Amanda Reddy, areddy@nchh.org, 443.539.4152 Project Description Evidence suggests that a comprehensive healthy homes approach may be an effective strategy… More

Project Funder: Archstone Foundation, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Project Partners: Community Housing Solutions of Guilford, Inc., Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton, Cathedral Square Corporation,… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partner: The New York State Department of Health Project Contact: Amanda Reddy, areddy@nchh.org, 443.539.4152 Project Description Evidence suggests that a comprehensive healthy homes approach may be an effective strategy… More

Project Funders: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Enterprise Community Partners Project Partners: NCHH’s partners in the project included Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership, the University of Minnesota’s Center… More

Project Partner: Center for Governmental Research (CGR) Project Funder: Greater Rochester Health Foundation Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson, jwilson@nchh.org, 443.539.4162 Project Description Rochester, New York, was the first U.S. city to have a housing inspection law that incorporates both visual inspections and dust wipes… More

Project Funders: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partners: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Simon Fraser University, and the Brown University School of Public Health Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson, jwilson@nchh.org, 443.539.4162 What we studied: Study goals were… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partner: Boston Medical Center Project Contact: David E. Jacobs, djacobs@nchh.org, 410.992.0712 Project Description This study investigated three leading allergen sampling methods to determine which correlates best with asthma… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partners: Boston Medical Center, Boston University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Case Western Reserve, Columbia Reserve, Seattle-King County Public Health, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center,… More

Project Funder: University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign (UIUC) (subgrant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) Project Partners: UIUC, Tohn Environmental Strategies, Camroden Associates, the Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., Southern New Hampshire Services,… More

Project Funder: University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign (UIUC) (contract from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory with funding from U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) Project Partners: UIUC, Tohn Environmental Strategies, and multiple weatherization agencies in Colorado, Iowa, Pennsylvania, and… More

Project Funders: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Project Partner: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson, jwilson@nchh.org, 443.539.4162 Project Description With Dr. Bruce Lanphear of… More

Project Funder: University of Illinois at Chicago (subgrant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) Project Partners: Chicago Department of Public Health, Peoria City/County Health Department Project Contact: David E. Jacobs, djacobs@nchh.org Project Description The Comprehensive Lead… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Project Partners: Lead and Environmental Hazards Association (LEHA) Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson, jwilson@nchh.org, 443.539.4162. What we’re studying: The main objective is to better understand the relative risks of deteriorated lead paint among various building components… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partners: Wheeler Terrace Tenant Association, Wiencek + Associates Architects + Planners, and Community Preservation Development Corporation (CPDC) Project Contact: David E. Jacobs, djacobs@nchh.org What we studied: The effect of… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partner: Vermont Housing and Conservation Board Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson, jwilson@nchh.org, 443.539.4162 Project Description One-time professional cleaning of lead-contaminated dust and debris was conducted in 37 units with deteriorated lead-based paint and dust… More

Project Funders: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Abell Foundation Project Partners: Baltimore City Health Department Project Contact: Jill Breysse, jbreysse@nchh.org, 443.539.4155 Project Description In 1994, Maryland enacted a law that prescribed a lead-based paint risk reduction standard for… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Project Partner: Community Development Department, City of Cambridge, MA, Lead-Safe Cambridge Program Project Contact: Jill Breysse, jbreysse@nchh.org, 443-539-4155 What we studied: Determine whether walk-off mats provided to tenants after… More

Project Funder: New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)/Health Research, Inc (subgrant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) Project Partners: New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), consultants with the American Association of Radon Scientists… More

Project Funders: Enterprise Community Partners with support from JPB Foundation, Wells Fargo Housing Foundation, and The Kresge Foundation Project Partners: Enterprise Community Partners, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, University of California San Francisco, the University… More

Project Funder: The Town of Manchester, Connecticut Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson, jwilson@nchh.org; 443.539.4162 Project Description NCHH was engaged to evaluate the Town of Manchester’s effectiveness of its lead hazard control program to reduce interior dust lead loadings significantly. Units… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partners: University of Cincinnati (UC) and grant recipients in California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey; New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin. Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson, jwilson@nchh.org, 443.539.4162 Project Description In 1993, HUD… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Policy Development and Research (HUD PD&R) Project Partner: Healthy Housing Solutions Project Contact: Jill Breysse, jbreysse@nchh.org, 443.539.4155. Project Description HUD PD&R contracted with Healthy Housing Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of NCHH,… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partners: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Battelle Memorial Institute Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson, jwilson@nchh.org, 443.539.4162 Project Description In 1999, the City of Milwaukee enacted an ordinance requiring owners… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Project Partners: Indoor Climate Research and Training program at the University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign (UIUC), Tohn Environmental Strategies, Efficiency Vermont, the City of Fort Collins, the Illinois Department of Commerce and… More

Project Funder: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson, jwilson@nchh.org, 443.539.4162 Project Description This project compared the performance of trained and untrained individuals in the use of field kits for settled dust lead testing. With advice from an… More

Project Funders: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partners: University of Minnesota Center for Sustainable Building Research, Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership, Case Western Reserve University, Mankato Economic Development Authority Project Contact: Jill Breysse, jbreysse@nchh.org,… More

Project Funder: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)/Department of Energy (DOE) Project Partners: Tohn Environmental Strategies Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson, jwilson@nchh.org, 443.539.4162 Project Description This report was a result of the Department of Energy (DOE) engaging the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) to… More

Project Funders: Enterprise Community Partners, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Home Depot Foundation Project Partners: Enterprise Community Partners, Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans, Community Development Fund, Columbia University, and Tulane University Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson, jwilson@nchh.org, 443.539.4162 Project Description This demonstration… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Project Partners: National Center for Healthy Housing, Tohn Environmental Strategies, and the U.S. Department of Energy. Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson, jwilson@nchh.org, 443.539.4162. Project Description This U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) report, Home RX: The Health Benefits of Home Performance,… More

Project Funders: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Operation Lead Elimination Action Grant Program, JPMorganChase, and leveraged public and private funds Project Partners: Enterprise Community Partners; the Rochester Children’s Nursery (now Rochester Childfirst Network)/Family Child Care Satellite Network… More

Project Funders: Private foundation support. Project Partner: Ecobeco, LLC Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson, jwilson@nchh.org, 443.539.4162 What we’re studying: The effect of enhanced ventilation systems and energy efficiency on indoor air quality and occupant health. Why it matters: Prior studies have offered… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partners: University of Illinois at Chicago School of Urban Planning (now College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs) and the Center for Neighborhood Technology Project Contact: David E. Jacobs, djacobs@nchh.org, 410.992.0712 Project… More

Project Funders: University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) (subgrant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) Project Partners: UIC, University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign (UIUC), and weatherization agencies in Indiana and Cook County, Illinois Project Contact: David E.… More

Project Funder: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson, jwilson@nchh.org, 443.539.4162 Project Description On December 11 and 12, 2007, the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partner: Battelle Memorial Institute Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson, jwilson@nchh.org, 443.539.4162 Project Description The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Deveopment (HUD) contracted with Battelle and the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH)… More

Project Funders: State of Connecticut Project Partners: New Opportunities Inc., Tohn Environmental Strategies, and Quinnipiac University Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson, jwilson@nchh.org, 443.539.4162 Project Description From 2014 to 2016, NCHH partnered with New Opportunities Inc. (Waterbury, CT), Tohn Environmental Strategies, and Quinnipiac University… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)  Project Partners: King County Housing Authority (KCHA) and Public Health – Seattle & King County Project Contact: Jill Breysse, jbreysse@nchh.org, 443.539.4155 Project Description The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) provided evaluation and data… More

Project Funders: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partners: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Healthy Housing Solutions, and Battelle Memorial Institute Project Contact: David E. Jacobs, djacobs@nchh.org, 410.992.0712 Project Description Lead-contaminated house dust is a major source… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partners: The University of Illinois at Chicago and the Metropolitan Tenants Organization Project Contact: David E. Jacobs, djacobs@nchh.org, 443.539.4157 Project Description The study examined lead particulate dust-fall deposition generated by housing demolition… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partners: Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, Tohn Environmental Strategies, and the University of Cincinnati Project Contact: Sherry Dixon, sdixon@nchh.org, 443.539.4156 Project Description The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recommends that… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partners: University of Rochester and the City of Rochester Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson, jwilson@nchh.org, 443.539.4162 Project Description This study measured settled dust lead on exterior porch floors at… More

Project Funders: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Howard University Project Partner: Howard University Center for Urban Progress Project Contact: Carol Kawecki, ckawecki@healthyhousingsolutions.com, 443.539.4158 Project Description  This study developed a housing assessment tool (HAT) that can be used to predict… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partner: University of Cincinnati Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson, jwilson@nchh.org, 443.539.4162 Project Description This study examined the relationships between common area paint and dust lead levels and the floor dust lead loadings in… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partners: Battelle Memorial Institute and the University of Cincinnati Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson, jwilson@nchh.org, 443.539.4162 Project Description The study compared the relative effectiveness after six years of the different classes of interventions used… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partner: City of Cambridge, Massachusetts Project Contact: Jill Breysse, jbreysse@nchh.org, 443.539.4155 Project Description After treating dwellings using funds from the HUD Lead Hazard Control Grant Program in Cambridge, Massachusetts, units were randomly… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partners: Baltimore County Department of Health, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Milwaukee Health Department, and New York City Department of Public Health Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson, jwilson@nchh.org, 443.539.4162 Project… More

Project Funders: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partner: Boston Public Health Commission Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Project Contact: Carol Kawecki, ckawecki@healthyhousingsolutions.com, 443.539.4158 Project Description The Boston lead-safe yards evaluation was developed to… More

Project Funders: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partners: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson, jwilson@nchh.org, 443.539.4162 What we studied: NCHH conducted a cross-sectional observational study, utilizing data collected by the MDHHS’ lead… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partners: City of Milwaukee, Battelle Memorial Institute, and the Medical College of Wisconsin Project Contact: Jill Breysse, jbreysse@nchh.org, 443.539.4155 Project Description  NCHH and the Milwaukee Health Department conducted a randomized, controlled trial… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partners: University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health, Brinshore Development, Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) Project Contact: David E. Jacobs, djacobs@nchh.org, 443.539.4157 Project Description This study examined the health… More

Project Funders: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Project Partners: New York University School of Medicine Project Contact: David E. Jacobs, djacobs@nchh.org, 410.992.0712 Project Description The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences awarded an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act challenge grant to the… More

Project Funder: Alliance for Healthy Homes through a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partners: The University of Rochester, the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC), and the Cleveland Tenants Association Project Contact: Sherry Dixon, sdixon@nchh.org, 443.539.4156 Project Description NCHH… More

Project Funder: E4TheFuture Project Partners: Tohn Environmental Strategies, the National Center for Healthy Housing, and Three3. Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson, jwilson@nchh.org, 443.539.4162; or info@e4thefuture.org. Project Description This report summarizes the existing research in an accessible format, provides examples of how energy programs have monetized… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Project Partners: Tohn Environmental Strategies; New Ecology, Inc. (NEI); Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc. (POAH); Homeowners Rehab, Inc. (HRI); Beacon Communities Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson, jwilson@nchh.org, 443.539.4162 What we’re studying: The study will determine if… More

Q: I thought I had to complete only one survey, not seven surveys. A: The study team tested the survey and found it was easier for participants to complete seven separate three-minute daily surveys than to… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partners: The City of Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department and the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Project Contact: Sherry Dixon, sdixon@nchh.org, 443.539.4156 Project Description This study determined whether combining asthma trigger reduction with housing structural repairs,… More

Project Funder: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Project Partners: NYU School of Medicine, New York City Health Department, Oneida County Health Department, and local weatherization agencies Project Contacts: David E. Jacobs, djacobs@nchh.org, aa3.539.4157; Rick Nevin, ricknevin@verizon.net Project Description The National Institute of… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partners: City of Providence and Battelle Memorial Institute Project Contact: Jill Breysse, jbreysse@nchh.org, 443.539.4155 Project Description NCHH evaluated the effectiveness of lead and other environmental and safety hazard… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partner: New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development and New York City Department of Health Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Project Contact: Jill Breysse, jbreysse@nchh.org, 443.539.4155 What we studied:… More

Project Partner: Rhode Island Department of Health and Care New England Health System Project Funder: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson, jwilson@nchh.org, 443.539.4162 Project Description NCHH and its partners, the Rhode Island Department of Health and Care New… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partner: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Project Contact: David E. Jacobs, djacobs@nchh.org, 443.539.4157 Project Description This study validated the wipe sampling method for lead dust by comparing… More

Project Funder: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Project Partners: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local personnel from Georgia, Virginia, Washington, Kentucky, and Oklahoma Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson, jwilson@nchh.org, 443.539.4162 Project Description In 1998, the Centers for Disease Control… More

Studying the Optimal Ventilation for Environmental Indoor Air Quality (STOVE IAQ)

Project Funders: Enterprise Community Partners with generous support from the JPB Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, and the Wells Fargo Foundation. Project Partners: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, University of California San Francisco, and the University… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partner: The New York State Department of Health Project Contact: Amanda Reddy, areddy@nchh.org, 443.539.4152 This page collects materials pertinent to three interrelated research articles stemming from the following… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partner: The New York State Department of Health Project Contact: Amanda Reddy, areddy@nchh.org, 443.539.4152 Project Description Evidence suggests that a comprehensive healthy homes approach may be an effective strategy… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partners: Steven Winter Associates, New York City Housing Authority, Green City Force Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson, jwilson@nchh.org, 443.539.4162 What we studied: The effect of an enhanced central… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partners: Center for Neighborhood Technology, Action for Boston Community Development, Tohn Environmental Strategies, Enterprise Community Partners Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson, jwilson@nchh.org, 443.539.4162 Project Description Energy conservation efforts in residential structures are increasing… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Energy‘s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Project Partners: Rhode Island and Maryland state weatherization programs and local agencies in Indianapolis and Indiana Project Contact: Jill Breysee, jbreysse@nchh.org, 443.539.4155 Project Description The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH),… More

Project Funder: Jessie B. Cox Charitable Trust Fund Project Partners: Maine State Housing Authority and ERT Associates (now Tohn Environmental Strategies) Project Contact: Jill Breysse, jbreysee@nchh.org, 443.539.4155 Project Description The Maine State Housing Authority, the National Center for Healthy Housing, and… More

Project Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Partners: Chicago Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Watch, St. Paul-Ramsey County (MN) Public Health, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, University of Cincinnati Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson, jwilson@nchh.org, 443.539.4162 Project Description This… More