State of Healthy Housing

About 45 million metropolitan homes in the U.S. have one or more health and safety hazards. These conditions can cause significant illness, injury and deaths; yet we can prevent many of them through housing regulation, inexpensive repairs, ongoing maintenance, and small behavior changes.

The purpose of the State of Healthy Housing report is to alert policymakers and advocates in the locations included in the report about the housing conditions in their communities. The ultimate goal is to increase awareness of housing-related health hazards and to provide the basis for additional investment in affordable, healthy housing.


Executive Summary
Key Definitions of the Characteristics Used in the Report 

Frequently Asked Questions
Evidence Table [pdf]

Archived Reports

View the 2009 State of Healthy Housing report.

View the 2013 State of Healthy Housing report.



Latest page update: November 17, 2023.