State Healthy Housing Fact Sheets
Statistically, the home is the most dangerous place for U.S. families. Nearly six million families live in housing rivaling that of developing countries, with broken heating and plumbing, holes in walls and windows, roach and rodent infestation, falling plaster, crumbling foundations, and leaking roofs. Millions more in all 50 states live in housing with serious health and safety hazards, including mold, exposed wiring, radon, unvented heaters, toxic chemicals, broken stairs, missing smoke detectors, and other hazards. Home‐based interventions to address health hazards improve health and have a large return on investment: Each dollar invested in lead paint hazard control results in a return of $1.39, and each dollar invested in asthma home‐based interventions that include education and remediation results in a return of $5.30 to $14.00.
State-Specific Healthy Housing Fact Sheets
NCHH has created new fact sheets for each of the 50 states, plus Puerto Rico, Guam, the District of Columbia, and a sheet for the U.S. as a whole. Each sheet contains embedded hyperlinks to the reference source materials. Soon to be available are spreadsheets containing all the resources for the state and national fact sheets.
Do you have statistics for your state that you’d like to see included on one of our current or future fact sheets? Email us to submit your information today.
NEW FOR 2021: In addition to Puerto Rico and Guam, we’ve just added fact sheets for these U.S. territories to the menu below:
- American Samoa
- Northern Mariana Islands
- U.S. Virgin Islands