Blogs

Our most recent blog entries appear in reverse chronological order below. To access blogs published prior to 2017, use the links at the bottom of this page.

2022

05/01: NCHH Press Roundup: April 2022 by Christopher Bloom

04/28: How Innovative Communities Are Using ARPA Funds to Transform Housing and Address Environmental Hazards by Sarah Goodwin

03/31: NCHH Press Roundup: March 2022 by Christopher Bloom

03/16: Why We’re Excited About the 2022 Indoor Air Quality Mini-Grants by Kate Belmont Hastings with Amanda Reddy

2021

12/16: The Administration’s New Lead Action Plan Is a Step Forward, but We Can Finish the Fight with a Leap by Amanda Reddy

10/28: Equipping and Inspiring Communities to Improve IAQ Now and for Generations to Come by Laura Fudala

08/11: The American Rescue Plan: A New Opportunity for Healthy Homes Funding by Sarah Goodwin and Devra Levy

06/15: New Administration Offers New Hope for Healthy Housing by Sarah Goodwin and Darcy Scott

05/24: Older Americans Month: Communities of Strength by Jo Miller

05/14: Court Rejects EPA’s 2019 Rule Tightening of Lead-Based Paint Hazards by Jo Miller

04/30: Jobs, Climate, Health, Equity: The Case for (Healthy) Housing as Critical Infrastructure by Amanda Reddy

04/26: Public Engagement Opportunities for EPA Lead and Copper Rule Revisions by Jo Miller

04/16: Now Available: The 2021 NLIHC Advocates’ Guide to Housing and Community Development Policy by Jo Miller

03/19: Healthy Household 101: Clean Up Your Cleaning Routine by Christopher Bloom

03/12: Healthy Household 101: Making the Most of Your Spring Cleaning by Christopher Bloom

02/26: Why Contractors Should Embrace and Market the RRP Rule by Christopher Bloom

02/24: How Municipalities Can Leverage RRP Requirements to Advance Lead Poisoning Prevention by Amanda Reddy

02/22: Healthy Household 101: Why Consumers Should Understand the Basics of the RRP Rule by Christopher Bloom

02/19: When Home Improvement Leaders Are Busted for Lead Violations, Does Anyone Learn Anything? by Christopher Bloom

02/12: Healthy Household 101: The Dangers of Lead-Based Paint by Christopher Bloom

01/28: Radon Gas: An Invisible Threat on Our Homes—Part 3: How You Can Reduce Your Risk by Christopher Bloom and Jo Miller

01/27: Radon Gas: An Invisible Threat on Our Homes—Part 2: Testing to Identify the Risk by Christopher Bloom and Jo Miller

01/26: Radon Gas: An Invisible Threat on Our Homes—Part 1: Why Is Radon Dangerous? by Christopher Bloom and Jo Miller

2020

12/31: A Few of Our Favorite Things: A Review of Key Healthy Housing Resources Created by Partners in 2020 by Amanda Reddy

09/14: Building the Future of Healthy Housing: Announcing NCHH’s New Strategic Plan by Amanda Reddy

06/18: NCHH Supports Black Lives Matter by Amanda Reddy

05/19: Fall Prevention Is Always Essential by Jill Breysse

01/22: The Choreography of Collaboration by Katrina Smith Korfmacher

2019

12/31: A Few of Our Favorite Things: A Review of Key Healthy Housing Resources Created by Partners in 2019 by Amanda Reddy

12/29: A Holiday Gift for You: A Year’s Worth of Great Webinars by Christopher Bloom and Sarah Goodwin

11/12: Ten Years of the National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition: Who We Are Now by Sarah Goodwin, Anna Plankey, and Members of the National Safe and Healthy Housing Steering Committee

10/25: Building Bridges, Bridging Silos: Collaborating for Success Against Lead in Rochester by Katrina Smith Korfmacher

10/21: Tactical Thinking: Housing Codes and Lead Poisoning Prevention by Sarah Goodwin and David Jacobs

09/27: Ten Years of the National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition: A Decade of Appropriations Advocacy by Sarah Goodwin

9/10: Is the Green Building Component of the Future… Rice Straw? by Christopher Bloom

08/19: Ten Years of the National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition: A History and Celebration by Christopher Bloom and Jonathan Wilson

08/06: Can Energy Efficiency Programs Help Expand the Public Health Workforce? by Ellen Tohn

07/20: Shoot for the Moon by Christopher Bloom

07/15: Cast a Smile at NCHH on Prime Day by Christopher Bloom

06/19: Announcing NCHH’s Code Comparison Tool… and Why You Should Use It by Jo Miller and Christopher Bloom

06/10: To This House Committee, Housing Is Infrastructure by Anna Plankey

05/27: The Air Outside Your Door – New Report Gives Letter Grades for Community Air Quality by the American Lung Association

04/10: Another Year, Another Disastrous President’s Budget for Healthy Housing
by Sarah Goodwin and Darcy Scott

01/28: Safety’s No Accident: Make a New Year’s Resolution to Prevent Falls in Your Home by Jill Breysse

2018

12/19: New Federal Lead Strategy Is No Gift in the Fight Against Lead Poisoning by David Jacobs and Amanda Reddy

10/26: Introducing NCHH’s State Healthy Housing Fact Sheets: EPA Region 10 by Sarah Goodwin

10/25: When “Special” Equals “Sick” by Caitlin Szontagh

10/23: NCHH Mini-Grant Helps to Fund a Lead Summit and Coalition in Philadelphia by Colleen McCauley

10/23: Will the Children Lead Us Out of Lead? by Marie Hunt

10/23: Implementing a Successful Grant Award by Joyce Theard

10/23: NCHH’s Lead Awareness Community Grant Prompts a Year of Action in Grand Rapids, Michigan by Paul Haan

10/15: Funders Are Listening, but Can They Hear You? by Sarah Goodwin and Christopher Bloom

09/28: Introducing NCHH’s State Healthy Housing Fact Sheets: EPA Region 9 by Sarah Goodwin

08/28: Introducing NCHH’s State Healthy Housing Fact Sheets: EPA Region 8 by Sarah Goodwin

07/30: Introducing NCHH’s State Healthy Housing Fact Sheets: EPA Region 7 by Sarah Goodwin

06/20: Introducing NCHH’s State Healthy Housing Fact Sheets: EPA Region 6 by Sarah Goodwin

05/22: Introducing NCHH’s State Healthy Housing Fact Sheets: EPA Region 5 by Sarah Goodwin

05/18: Safety’s No Accident: A New Year’s Resolution Has Us Buzzing About Alarms and Detectors – Part 3: CO Detector Price versus Function by Jonathan Wilson

04/23: Our Expertise, Your Success: Building Successful Home-Based Asthma Services by Laura Fudala

04/12: Introducing NCHH’s State Healthy Housing Fact Sheets: EPA Region 4 by Sarah Goodwin

03/23: The FY18 Omnibus: Thank You for Your Support of Healthy Housing Programs by Darcy Scott and Sarah Goodwin

03/19: Introducing NCHH’s State Healthy Housing Fact Sheets: EPA Region 3 by Sarah Goodwin

03/12: Join NCHH for National Public Health Week (April 2-8, 2018) by Jo Miller

03/07: Safety’s No Accident: A New Year’s Resolution Has Us Buzzing About Alarms and Detectors – Part 2: Dual-Sensor Alarms by Jonathan Wilson

02/22: Introducing NCHH’s State Healthy Housing Fact Sheets: EPA Region 2 by Sarah Goodwin

02/16: How the President’s Budget Impacts Healthy Housing by Darcy Scott and Sarah Goodwin

02/14: Safety’s No Accident: A New Year’s Resolution Has Us Buzzing About Alarms and Detectors by Jonathan Wilson

01/26: Introducing NCHH’s State Healthy Housing Fact Sheets: EPA Region 1 by Sarah Goodwin

2017

12/01: Are You Decking the Halls with Asthma and Allergy Triggers? by Jo Miller

11/23: Why I Support NCHH by Michelle Harvey

08/30: A Shower of Benefits: Drinking Water and Healthy Housing by David Jacobs

05/18: Helping Older Adults to Age Gracefully in Place by Jill Breysse

04/12: Ensuring an Asthma-Safe Home: The Role of Tenants and Landlords by Justine Marcus

04/06: Threats or Promises: Which Way for the Trump Administration on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention? by David Jacobs

02/21: Infrastructure and Mortgages: What About the Kids? by David Jacobs and Anita Weinberg

02/08: Alternative Financing Mechanisms: Exploring Options for Healthy Homes Services by Lillian Agbeyegbe

01/24: The Silent Killer by Christopher Bloom

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May 17th, 2017

National Center for Healthy Housing Announces New Executive Director

National Center for Healthy Housing Announces New Executive Director Nancy Eldridge to Focus on National Well Home Network Implementation Media Contact: Christopher Bloom, 443.539.4154, cbloom@nchh.org The National Center for Healthy Housing is pleased to announce that its board… More

June 1st, 2022

June Is National Healthy Homes Month

June Is National Healthy Homes Month Media Contact: Christopher Bloom, cbloom@nchh.org; 443.539.4154 COLUMBIA, MD (June 1, 2022) — In the U.S. today, people spend close to 90% of their time indoors. National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM), created by the U.S.… More

May 1st, 2022

NCHH Press Roundup: April 2022

NCHH Press Roundup: April 2022 by Christopher Bloom We know keeping up with your favorite nonprofit is hard—maybe it’s because the NCHH ship is run tightly by small but dedicated crew with oars dipped in so many… More

April 28th, 2022

ARPA Innovators: Linn County PATCH Program

ARPA Innovators: Linn County PATCH Program by Tracey Achenbach, Housing Fund for Linn County, with an introduction by Sarah Goodwin, NCHH. This is the sixth entry in our “ARPA Innovators” blog series. If you want to read… More

April 28th, 2022

ARPA Innovators: Vermont Healthy Homes Programs

ARPA Innovators: Vermont Healthy Homes Programs by Adam Miller, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, with an introduction by Sarah Goodwin, NCHH. This is the fifth entry in our “ARPA Innovators” blog series. If you want to read more… More

April 28th, 2022

ARPA Innovators: City of Utica

ARPA Innovators: City of Utica by J. Caroline Williams, Lead-Free Mohawk Valley, with an introduction by Sarah Goodwin, NCHH. This is the fourth entry in our “ARPA Innovators” blog series. If you want to read more about… More

April 28th, 2022

ARPA Innovators: North Carolina Division of Public Health

ARPA Innovators: North Carolina Division of Public Health by Ed Norman, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, with an introduction by Sarah Goodwin, NCHH. This is the third entry in our “ARPA Innovators” blog series.… More

April 28th, 2022

ARPA Innovators: City of Pittsburgh

ARPA Innovators: City of Pittsburgh by Talor Musil, Women for a Healthy Environment, and Erika Strassburger, Pittsburgh City Council, with an introduction by Sarah Goodwin, NCHH. This is the second entry in our “ARPA Innovators” blog series. If… More

April 28th, 2022

ARPA Innovators: Vermont Housing Improvement Program

ARPA Innovators: Vermont Housing Improvement Program by Shaun Gilpin, Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development, with an introduction by Sarah Goodwin, NCHH. This is the first entry in our “ARPA Innovators” blog series. If you want to… More