NCHH in the Press

This section is comprised of news articles, blogs, and broadcasts in which NCHH or its work is referenced. Scholarly articles referencing NCHH or its work will appear on a separate page. This archive is a work in progress.


Buzz Staff. (2021, June 7). Combat Health Inequities Through Affordable Housing Financing. Bollyinside. Online. 

Coleman, L. W. (2021, June 3). Court tells EPA to strengthen lead paint and dust standards. EHS Daily Advisor. Online.

Melchionni, E. (2021, May 25). Letter: Bill wrongly addresses lead paint health issues. The Buffalo News. Online. 

Aning, A. K. (2021, May 25). For the second time in four years, the Ninth Circuit has ordered the EPA to set new lead paint and dust standards. Inside Climate News. Online.

Press Office for Senator Jeanne Shaheen. (2021, May 22). Shaheen joins bipartisan, bicameral legislation to cut energy costs for homeowners, invest in clean energy jobs & technology. Online.

Neltner, T. (2021, May 19). A consequential day in the effort to prevent lead poisoning. Environmental Defense Fund. Online.

Wittenberg, A. (2021, May 17). ‘Blind spot’ in Biden’s infrastructure plan: Lead paint. E&E News. Online. 

Staff. (2021, April 23). Rebuilding Together Oklahoma City goes to work. The Oklahoman. Online.

Miller Temple, K. (2021, March 31). Exploring the intersection of rural housing quality and health: Healthcare providers and housing experts provide insight. The Rural Monitor. Online.

Staff. (2021, March 24). Averett University: Pittsylvania County a “high-risk zone” for radon. Chatham Star Tribune. Online. 

Wang, S. (2021, March 14). Home, sick home. Yale Daily News. Online.

Anthes, E. (2021, March 11). More childhood lead poisoning is a side effect of Covid lockdowns. The New York Times. Online.

Warner, F. (2021, February 19). Burst pipe? Flood? Here’s how to clean up water in your home. USA Today. Online.

Neltner, T. (2021, January 8). Implications of Home Depot’s lead-based paint settlement and $20 million penalty. Environmental Defense Fund. Online.



Spectrum News Staff. (2020, December 11). Byron Brown Administration recognized by National Center for Healthy Housing. Spectrum News. Online. 

Editor. (2020, November 5). García, McEachin, unveil legislation to protect children and families in public housing from lead poisoning. Lawndale News. Online.

Heller, J. (2020, October 30). Connecting the dots: Health inequities, power, and the potential for public health’s transformational role. KCET. Online.

Mediaplanet and star of Stay Here on Netflix, Pete Lorimer, partner to discuss putting people first in real estate. (2020, September 25). Benzinga. Online.

Gold, J. (2020, August 31). Wellness design makes surprise appearance in Biden campaign speech. Forbes. Online.

Brown University. (2020, August 6). Inconsistent EPA regulations increase lead poisoning risk to kids, study finds. EurekAlert! Online.

Trust for America’s Health. (July 7, 2020). Nearly 350 public health organizations implore HHS Secretary Azar to support CDC’s critical role in the COVID-19 pandemic response. PR Newswire. Online.

Mendelsohn, A. (2020, April 24). When ‘safer at home’ comes at a risk. Health hazards lurk for some low-income renters. LAist website.

Szabo, L., & Recht, H. (2020, April 22). The other COVID-19 risk factors: How race, income, ZIP code can influence life and death. Kaiser Health News.

American Heart Association News. (2020, April 13). Want to help overstressed ERs? Be safe at home. American Heart Association website.

Koutoubi, S. (2020, April 10). How you can support National Public Health Week. EDM Digest. Online.

Smith, L. (2020, April 8). Observing National Public Health Week. The Sampson Independent. Online.

Wells, S. (2020, March 2). Remove lead and you too can stop crime in its tracks. Nonprofit Quarterly. Online.

Keller, D. (2020, February 29). Healthy homes. The Daily Sentinel. Online.

Amin, R., LaMarr LeMee, G., & Park, S. (2020, February 6). Hundreds of NYC schools repeatedly tested positive for peeling lead paint, records reveal. Chalkbeat. Online.

Bailey, P. (2020, January 17). Housing and health partners can work together to close the housing affordability gap. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Online.

Mallard, A. (2020, January 8). Home repair organization accepting applications. The Gainesville Sun. Online.



Basinger, R. (2019, December 16). Christmas tree, decorations can be a source of misery for some. Uniontown Herald-Standard. Online.

Forbes, D. (2019, November 12). Portland has broken its promise to keep neighborhoods safe from demolition contaminants. Willamette Week. Online.

Dissell, R. (2019, November 10). Achieving uniform lead-safety rules for child care centers is complicated, advocates say. The Plain Dealer. Online.

Lyle, J. C. (2019, September 30). Housing is the best medicine. Wilmington Biz Insights. Online.

Sal’s Tile. (2019, September 24). 5 reasons to remodel your floors. KRIS 6 News Corpus Christi website.

Amin, R., & Zimerman, A. (2019. August 12). Mayor de Blasio promised to eliminate lead exposure by 2029. Are NYC schools doing everything they can to make that happen? Chalkbeat. Online.

Dwyer, D. (2019, July 22). Parents call for better inspections to stop lead poisoning in Grand Rapids. Michigan Radio website.

Mainebiz Staff. (2019, July 3). Healthy Androscoggin gets grant to further lead poisoning mitigation effort. Mainebiz. Online.

Almendrala, A. (2019, June 26). Poisoned by their homes: How the US is failing children exposed to lead. The Guardian. Online.

Harris, M., Koscinski, K., & Gavin, K. (2019, June 20). Housing issues and health concerns go hand in hand. In: The big history of Pittsburgh’s skinny building. The Confluence. WESA website.

Geller, L., & Burkett-Hall, J. (2019, June 12). She didn’t know why her son was so sick. Then her military home tested positive for lead. WUSA9 website.

Vanden Heuvel, K. (2019, April 30). The urgent necessity of public-interest journalism. The Washington Post. Online.

University of Alabama Huntsville. (2019, March 4). Environmental justice begins with awareness, advocacy. Newswise. Online.

Heller, J. (2019, February 27). Connecting the dots: Health inequities, power, and the potential for public health’s transformational role. Medium. Online.

Swan, N., Jacobs, D., & Torzillo, P. (2019, February 25). The links between housing and health [Transcript]. Health Report. ABC Radio National [Australia]. Online.



Greene, A. (2018, August 23). Toxic battles: The fight for environmental justice in Memphis. Memphis Flyer. Online.

Biediger, S. (2018, July 29). Youth camp a master plan to restore homes and hope. The Rivard Report. Online.

Grove, S. (2018, May 1). Verify: What’s the truth behind common lead myths? WZZM13. Online.

What is a healthy home? (2018, March 26). Ohio Healthy Homes Network website.

Montgomery, R. (2018, March 23). It’s been 40 years since lead paint was banned, so why are we still being poisoned? The Kansas City Star. Online.

Schmidt, C. (2018, March 21). America’s misguided war on lead exposure in children. Undark. Online.

Frank, J. (2018, March 18). As lead in children persists, Connecticut lawmakers look to tackle risks. New Haven Register. Online.

Abraham, L. (2018, March 8). City plans for Safe and Healthy Housing Program. Renton Reporter. Online.

Dettman, L. (2018, February 8). Collaboration is the key to safe waterPublic Health Newswire. Online.



Kartika, T. (2017, December). Innovative community health worker strategies: Medicaid payment models for community health worker home visits. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy.

Colangelo, L. (2017, October 12). NDDH awarded National lead grant from National Center for Healthy Housing. Northeast District Department of Health website.

Benfer, E. A. (2017, August 8). Contaminated childhood: The chronic lead poisoning of low-income children and communities of color in the United States. Health Affairs. Online.

Dittmar, B., & Bachman Flickinger, L. (2017, May 31). Tomorrow begins National Healthy Homes Month! Home Performance Coalition website.

Neiman, D. (2017, March 20). How Seattle killed micro-housing, again. Sightline Institute website.

Rubin, T. (2017, February 2). Spectacular news! HUD lead limits lowered!



Neiman, D. (2016, September 6). How Seattle killed micro-housing. Sightline Institute website.

Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity. (2016, August 11). Improving homeownership in neighborhood plus target areas. Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity website.

Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity. (2016, August). Improving homeownership in neighborhood plus infill communities. Dallas, TX: Author.

Ferguson, A. C., & Yates, C. (2016, March 24). Federal enactment of healthy homes legislation in the United States to improve public health. Frontiers in Public Health, 4(48). Online.

Case studies compiled by NCHH to inform potential healthcare financing. (2016, February 10). North Carolina Healthy Homes website.

Dan. (2016, February 1). Feb. 1 news: APHA on childhood lead poisoning and diabetes, Plan4HealthPublic Health Newswire. Online.

Mack, J. (2016, February 1). 5 things every parent needs to know about lead poisoning. MLive. Online.



Rentokil North America. (2015, January 13). Health hazards associated with cockroaches a concern for homeowners [Press release]. Business Wire website.



National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) releases lead poisoning resource. (2014, October 27). North Carolina Healthy Homes website.

Dan. (2014, August 6). The Nation’s Health: Healthy housing standard announcedPublic Health Newswire. Online.

Wahowiak, L. (2014, August). New guidelines offer tools for creating healthier US homes: Healthy housing standard announcedThe Nation’s Health, 44(6), 1-23. Online.

Chapralis, S. (2014, August). New National Healthy Housing Standard. ASHI Reporter. Online.

Eco-Healthy Child Care® curriculum adopted by the National Center for Healthy Housing. (2014, July 31). PRWeb. Online.

Kim S. (2014, May 20). APHA partners in release of National Healthy Housing StandardPublic Health Newswire. Online.

Do you have a healthy house? (2014, May 29). Industrial Safety and Hygiene News. Online.

Weeks, K. (2016, May 16). National Healthy Housing Standard released. EcoBuilding Pulse. Online.

Weeks, K. (2014, May 16). National Healthy Housing Standard released. Architect. Online.

National Center for Healthy Housing. (2014, May 16). National Center for Healthy Housing and American Public Health Association release National Healthy Housing Standard. PR Newswire. Online.

O’Banion, V., & Goodloe, S. (2014, April 22). Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, National Center for Healthy Housing support healthy homes conference in Nashville. 3BL Media website.



Rebuilding Together (2013, October 1). National Center for Healthy Housing, Rebuilding Together and Wells Fargo kick-off Healthy Housing Challenge nationwide. PR Newswire. Online.

Dan. (2013, June 11). APHA, NCHH release healthy housing standard. Public Health Newswire. Online.

CTW Features. (2013, April 8). Home hazards? Inspection, detection reveal 3 invisible threats. Billings Gazette. Online.

Staff. (2013, April 2). Wells Fargo, National Center for Healthy Housing launch Healthy Housing Challenge. Philanthropy News Digest. Online.



Goodman, B. (2012, October 30). Act quickly to beat mold after a flood. WebMD website.

No author. (2012, September 25). Several IEQ studies under way. Architect. Online.



Banta, J. (2011, March 15). The RRP rule: One year later. Restoration & Remediation. Online.



Somberg, B. (2010, January 4). Healthy housing groups issue letter of concern on Randall Lutter. Retrieved from the Center for Progressive Reform website.

Healthy House Institute Staff. (2010, January). National nonprofits combine forces to advance healthy homes and communities. Retrieved from the Healthy House Institute website.



Mazzolini, J. (2009, September 25). Cleveland near the worst on list of cities with unhealthy homes. The Plain Dealer.

Hopkins, J. S. (2009, September 25). Healthy—and not-so-healthy—homes. The Baltimore Sun.

Koch, W. (2009, September 23). Study: 1 in 3 homes in metro areas could pose health risks. USA Today.



Gazette News Services. (2007, August 21). Housing center releases lead hazard fact sheets. Billings Gazette. Online.



Boehland, J. (2006, August 29). National Center for Healthy Housing rates green building systems. Building Green website.



Terry, R. J. (2003, February 9). Lead paint foes tackle additional ills. The Baltimore Sun. Online.



Carson, L. (1993, January 31). Northeast Notebook: Baltimore; a state panel on lead paint. The New York Times. Online.




Hometown Dumpster Rental. (n.d.). Health effects of a cluttered home. Online.