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National Healthy Housing Standard - National Center for Healthy Housing

NSchepis MA, United States 0 Ratings 24 Discussions 0 Group posts

Posted by: NSchepis // Student at Bridgewater State

Did you know that regulations and industry practices affecting existing owner-occupied and rental housing have not kept up with knowledge about housing related disease and prevention of disease and injury through routine maintenance? These houses make up the majority of the overall housing stock in the country, so this is a fairly significant issue. Fortunately there is a national nonprofit focused on creating safe and healthy housing for American families known as the National Center for Healthy Housing.

In 2013, the Center first published The National Healthy Housing Standard. The standard defines livable housing conditions and targets the 30 million American families that currently live in unsafe residences. Property owners, elected officials, code agency staff, and those who wish to learn more about healthy living to protect the health and safety of residents are among those who use the standards. The standards outline minimum requirements for a safe and healthy home.

You can find The National Housing Standard here as PDF:
http://www.nchh.org/Portals/0/Contents/NHHS_Full_Doc.pdf

Here is the policy page for The National Center for Healthy Housing:
http://www.nchh.org/Policy/NationalHealthyHousingStandard.aspx

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