Policy Resources

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.

NCHH’s Healthy Housing Policy Work

Curated Code Enforcement and Regulation Resources

Below, you’ll find links to pages of curated resources that we’ve collected to help you learn more about various aspects of code enforcement and regulation.

Using Code to Improve Health

Proactive Rental Inspections

Addressing Specific Health Hazards Through Code Enforcement

How Does Your Local Code Compare?

Find and Compare State and Local Codes

Improving Your Code

Code Comparison Tool 

Local Policy Tool Box 

Tenant Protections

Incentivizing Healthy Housing

Including Housing in Resilient Infrastructure Policy and Planning 

Federal Healthy Housing Strategies

Substandard Housing

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Latest page update: December 19, 2023.